Hekmatyar not intending to shift to Pakistan: spokesman
Islamabad, Oct 19, IRNA -- A spokesman of Hizb-e-Islami, Afghanstan on
Thursday rejected reports that the former Afghan Prime Minister,
Gulbadin Hekmatyar wanted to shift to Pakistan.
The spokesman, Gul Mohammad Gulzai told IRNA that there was no
truth in these reports.
Earlier, a Pakistan-based Afghan wire service, Ariana news agency
reported that Hekmatyar intended to shift to Pakistan and permanently
stay in Islamabad.
Ariana quoted sources `close to Hekmatyar' that the Hizb-e-Islami,
Afghanistan leader had already filed an application with the Pakistani
embassy in Tehran.
"No application to this effect has been delivered to the Pakistani
embassy," Gulzai said.
"Hekmatyar has been living in Iran ever since his ouster as Afghan
Prime Minister when Taliban overran Kabul, in 1996" Ariana said.
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