AS RECEIVED FROM OFFICE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE OF AFGHANISTAN IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
French Delegation Visits Parwan Province
August 3: A Three-member French team has recently visited Parwan Province to assess the humanitarian situation there. The team included Madame Nelson, a member of the French Green Party, a medical doctor, and a local politician from one of the provinces in western France. The delegation talked to local people and the internal refugees in Panjshir, Parwan, Kapisa and north of Kabul. The delegation members told Payam-e-Mujahid Weekly that relief organizations had paid little attention to the needs of the displaced people in the areas outside the Taliban's control. They said that despite the problems created by the Taliban for the operation of international relief organizations, they pay more attention to the areas controlled by the Taliban, compared to the areas controlled by the United Front.
One of the members of the delegation said that despite twenty years of war, the local people's morale was high and they seemed optimistic about the future.
Three Schools to Be Built in Parwan
July 29: Payam-e-Mujahid Weekly reported that construction work on a school in Salang, a school in Sayed Khail and a school in Totomdara of Parwan Province has begun. The money for the construction will be provided by the Ministry of Eduction of the Islamic State of Afghanistan and local people provide the work force.
Pakistan Uses Hikmatyar to Destabilize Badakhshan
August 2: The Government of Pakistan is trying to use Hikmatyar to destabilize Badakhshan and pave the way for its fall to the Taliban.
Payam-e-Mujahid reported that ISI officers have negotiated recently with Qutbuddin Helal, Gulbuddin Hikmayar's deputy, to create instability through Hezb members in Badakhshan. Pakistanis have told Helal that once Badakhshan is in control of Hezb Islami, the Taliban will not attack it.
This is not the first time that the Pakistanis have tried to pave the way for the military takeover of an area by the Taliban through subversive activities. Many Mujahideen field commanders and political leaders were cheated in a similar way to facilitate the spread of the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan.
While Hikmatyar lives in Teheran, most of his followers, including some of his close aides are living in Pakistan.
Hikmatyar talks about a peaceful solution of the Afghan problem, but he tries to weaken the resistance against the Taliban because he believes that the victory of the Taliban will bring about their down fall and then he will reemerge as the leader of Pushtuns in the South. While he lives in Iran, he has maintained his contacts with the Government of Pakistan. Mindful of Pakistan's role and strong influence in the south and east of Afghanistan, Hikmatyar not only avoids criticizing Pakistan's interference in Afghanistan, he also indulges in anti-Mujahideen propaganda by exaggerating about the involvement of other countries in support of the United Front.
A United Front official said that the Mujahideen are fully aware of the
Pakistani plots to create problems in Badakhshan, but these activities will fail because the people are aware of the Pakistanis' subversive activities and they oppose the inhuman rule of the Taliban. Hikmatyar had some followers in Badakhshan during Jihad years, but his former followers have joined the Mujahideen in the resistance against the Taliban. Hikmatyar lost the sympathy and respect of his followers when he indulged in rocketing of Kabul and associated himself with ISI and foreign terrorist groups.
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