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Peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami likely to be completed on Sunday

gulbuddin-hekmatyarKABUL: The Afghanistan High Peace Council (AHPC) officials have said peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will likely complete on Sunday.

Deputy High Peace Council Chief in Kabul, Ata-ur-Rehman has told The Associated Press that the deal could be completed after two years of negotiations on Sunday.

A Hezb-e-Islami party representative Amin Karim has also said he expected President Ashraf Ghani to approve the final version of the agreement on Sunday.

Meanwhile, reports emerged last week suggesting that the leader of the party Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will visit Kabul to sign the agreement with the Afghan government.

Mohammad Ismail Qasimyar, international relations adviser to Afghanistan High Peace Coucil, confired Hekmatyar is expected to visit Kabul to sign the agreement.

Citing the representatives of Hezb-e-Islami, Qasimyar said Hekmatyar is based in Afghanistan and the delegation is not prepared to disclose the location until he arrives in Kabul for formal meeting with the Afghan officials.

The delegation of Hezb-e-Islami arrived for peace talks to capital Kabul in mid March and shortly after the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) called on militant groups to participate in direct peace talks with the Afghan government.

Hekmatyar is considered is a notorious warlord for his involvement in the devastating civil war and insurgency following activities following the fall of the Taliban group. -KP


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