Hekmaryar’s Hezb-e Islami in a statement on Tuesday said it has canceled the membership of its three top members including Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, the second deputy of Chief Executive, Muhammad Khan and the minister of justice Basir Anwar.
However, Arghandiwal claimed the Hezb-e Islami has been officially registered to his name at the Ministry of Justice and no one can oust him from the membership.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed the party has been registered in Arghandiwal’s name but refused to comment regarding the issue.
The Hezb-e Islami led by Hekmatyar has said that the International Community and President Ghani’s government have accepted the party’s peace accord that was led by Hekmatyar.
“Hekmatyar has signed an agreement with President Ghani’s government from Hezb-e Islami’s address which the International Community accepts it too,” said Fazel Ghani Haqmal, a member of Hezb-e Islami press office led by Hekmatyar.
Afghan analysts are said to believe that the Hezb-e Islami has been registered to Arghandiwal’s name based on the law.
“When Arghaniwal’s claim can be right that the Hezb-e Islami has not been registered to Hekmatyar’s name,” said Asadullah Ezat, an Afghan lawyer.
Afghandiwal worked as the economic minister during former President Karzai’s governance and he supported Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the previous Presidential Election.
The other senior member of Hezb-e Islami, Muhammad Khan is now the first deputy of CE Abdullah and Basir Anwar is currently acting as the justice minister in the government.