HIA leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to make first public appearance in 20 years,today
Apr 28, Kabul: HIA leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has made his first appearance in front of his party members in Eastern Afghanistan on Thursday.
He had met with his party members in the eastern Laghman province and is scheduled to address a gathering in the region on Friday, as the government is expected to release the first batch of 70 Hezb-e-Islami’s prisoners today. According to local media reports, he will appear before the media and the people at this major gathering in Laghman .This will be his first public appearance after 20 years.
Meanwhile,large banners with welcoming slogans for the former rebel leader have emerged in Kabul since he is expected to arrive in the country's capital on Saturday.
The Oslo Times International News Network