HIA led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar dismiss three top party members

The Hezb-e-Islami party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has dismissed three top members of the party citing recent political developments.

The party in a statement said Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, Eng. Mohammad Khan, and Dr. Basir Anwar have been dismissed from the leadership council of Hezb-e-Islami.

The statement further adds that the three senior members have been dismissed considering the recent developments and the involvement of the dismissed leaders in political activities which in contrast to the goals and demands of the party.

The three dismissed senior Hezb-e-Islami members have not commented regarding the decision of the party so far.

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Russia offers 485 scholarships to Afghans

Russia on Saturday offered 185 military and 300 civil education scholarships to Afghan students and reiterated continued support to Afghanistan.

The offer came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Russian envoy Alexander Mantytskiy in Kabul.

Rabbani thanked Mantytskiy for his country’s support to Afghanistan, particularly in education and military sectors, the statement said.

The Russian ambassador assured of his country’s continued support to Afghanistan, particularly in promoting peace and building capacity of Afghanistan institutions and announced 185 military scholarships and 300 civil education scholarships for the Afghans.

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President Ghani’s Military Advisor Anwari Dies aged 60

President Ashraf Ghani’s military advisor and leader of Hizb-e-Harakat Islami party, Sayed Hussain Anwari, has died of illness at the age of 60.

Anwari who had travelled to India for medical treatment, died in an Indian hospital on Tuesday. He has left six daughters and five sons behind. Anwari’s body will arrive in Kabul on Friday and will be buried in Kabul.

Anwari was one of the prominent faces of Afghan politics. He was born in Sheikh Ali district of Parwan province. He also served as a key figure of Afghan Mujahedeen who fought against the Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

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