Notorious Hezb-e-Islami commander returning to Kabul: Report

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec. 14 (ANI): Reports have emerged regarding the possible return of a notorious commander of Hezb-e-Islami, Faryadi Sarwar Zardad. He is returning to Kabul from London today. The news has gone viral on social media and scores of people have gathered at the airport to welcome him. Dozens of photographs purportedly showing the supporters of the notorious commander have been shared on social media. There are mixed reactions regarding his with majority recalling the grave human rights violations Zardad committed while he was fighting during the devastating Kabul war. Reports regarding the return of Zardad come as the Afghan government is busy requesting the UN Security Council to lift sanctions against leaders of the Hezb-e-Islami. NSC spokesman Tawab Ghorzang said the formal letter by the Afghan government was sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affair regarding the same. The Afghan government and Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar signed a peace agreement around two months ago. The party had earlier requested the government to assist in removal of sanctions imposed against the party leaders. (ANI)