Afghanistan lost faith in Pakistan: Hekmatyar

Afghan warlord Gulbudin Hekmatyar has said his country has lost faith in Pakistan due to Pak`s impulsive actions.

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2011, 23:56 PM IST

Islamabad: Afghan warlord Gulbudin Hekmatyar has said his country has lost faith in Pakistan due to the latter’s “impulsive” actions.

“In its quest for US favours, Pakistan has alienated the Afghan people and mujahideen. Now Islamabad cannot play any role in stabilising Afghanistan and restoring peace there,” The Express Tribune quoted Hekmatyar, the fugitive chief of the Hezb-e-Islami insurgent group, as saying.

He slammed Pakistan for its role in the US-led war against terrorism, saying it had ignored even its own interests to please the United States.

“Its controversial policies have antagonised its own people,” he said referring to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan-led insurgency in the tribal regions.

“Today Afghanistan has become the hub of anti-Pakistan forces,” said Hekmatyar. As a result, small groups have come to power in Kabul. “And these groups have the backing of India, Russia and Iran,” Hekmatyar added.

Hekmatyar further accused Islamabad of helping Washington to topple the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, which it had acknowledged as a legitimate government. He also blamed Pakistan for the “massacre of 130,000 innocent Afghans”.

ANI