Details Of Peace Accord To Be Revealed After Its Sealed

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As hopes for a peace deal between government and Hizb-e-Islami gathers fresh momentum, the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) announced on Tuesday that the details of the peace accord with the militant organization will be shared with the public and media once the agreement is signed.

The HPC and Hizb-e-Islami delegation are set to sign the much-awaited accord in two days.

According to the HPC, the text of the peace agreement has been finalized.

On Tuesday, Engineer Mohammad Khan, the first deputy of the Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah revealed that the issue of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan and the status of party leader Gulbduddin Hekmatyar were mentioned in the accord.

“There are issues related to prisoners, Hizb-e-Islami prisoners in government custody and government prisoners in the custody of Hizb-e-Islami. A commission will be formed to assess the issue and they (prisoners) will be released. The second issue is the removal of names of Hizb-e-Islami members from the UN blacklist,” said Khan.

Despite the fact the transcript of the peace deal with the group changed fifteen times, the HPC has said that Hekmatyar will return to Afghanistan as a political leader and will advise government like other Afghan political leaders do.

“Mr. Hekmatyar will return to Kabul as the leader of Hizb-e-Islami and will revive his party, he will also give advice on important issues,” said HPC deputy chief Attaurrahman Saleem.

Meanwhile, some lawmakers in parliament have sharply criticized both sides for not sharing the details of the agreement.

“The thing that they first sign the accord and then inform the people in-fact is an insult to the people of Afghanistan. The government of Afghanistan must take the people of Afghanistan and members of the national assembly into confidence about the text,” said MP Ghulam Farooq Majroh.

President Ashraf Ghani and Hekmatyar are expected to sign the deal once the accord is signed between the delegations from the Afghan government and Hizb-e-Islami.

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