Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Sunday warned the central government not to conspire against him and said he would respond to those at the Presidential Palace if such moves are not stopped.
He said that no power will be able to oust him from his position.
Noor stated that Jamiat-e-Islami party will be the winner in the next elections.
Addressing guests at a Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan event in Mazar-e-Sharif on Sunday Noor said there is a conspiracy working against him and that tyranny is still ongoing in Afghanistan.
“We have shared our perspectives about national participation, political participation and social justice, it would be better for you to act upon these points, otherwise you will not sleep in peace at ARG,” said Noor.
Noor also called on the international community to support the Afghan people instead of accepting the words of four or five people at the presidential palace.
“I call on our international friends not to make mistakes, do not accept the words of four or five people at the presidential palace. You should help the 35 million people instead of hearing from four or five individuals; the majority of these people are with us and they have similar ideas as us,” added Noor.
Noor meanwhile also used the opportunity to lash out at Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami. Noor said Jamiat was the first party to welcome Hekmatyar back to Afghanistan earlier this year after his years of self-imposed exile.
Noor said when Hekmatyar returned he had different ideas but Jamiat felt he needed time to settle back into life in the country.
But Noor slammed Hekmatyar and said he even rejected the national unity government. Noor said Hekmatyar felt the government was not legitimate as it had been established by the U.S in 2014.
Noor said that even though Hekmatyar thought the government was not legitimate, he sat with officials and eventually signed a peace accord with government.
Noor said Hekmatyar has nothing good to say about any of the political parties nor about the country’s national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Lashing out at him, he said: “It’s clear to everyone you were a puppet.”
In a message to Hekmatyar, Noor said it’s clear who was supporting him and his family while he was outside the country.
“The commanders under you had only one thing on their minds, civil war,” said Noor to Hekmatyar.
Noor went on to say “you are known as the Butcher of Kabul”.
He told Hekmatyar that “it was you who announced jihad against this government, against these security forces, against the US forces … but you came back even though nothing has changed.”
Noor questioned Hekmatyar’s decision to return to Afghanistan, despite foreign troops still being here.
He also pointed out that it was the money from the international community that has paid for the mansion he now lives in.
“It is very clear that you have lost everything. You said when you returned you would see districts and provinces fall – what happened? You have only one commander in Baghlan fighting,” said Noor.
Noor stated that he had stepped in to help save Hekmatyar during the civil war, along with (Ahmad Shah) Massoud, adding that Hekmatyar’s own people deserted him. Noor implied Hekmatyar should be ashamed after having lied about this issue.
Noor also stated that Hekmatyar claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks a few years ago carried out by females – the first time ever in Afghanistan where women had done this.
Noor also pointed out a number of other suicide incidents that Hekmatyar claimed responsibility for.
Zia Massoud, former presidential advisor for reforms and good governance, also addressed the event and said their coalition had been established to change the situation in the country.
He said this was also in terms of ensuring transparency in the next elections.
Zia Massoud said however that government was failing to provide security to the people and that President Ashraf Ghani was proving to be incompetent.
This comes after Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said last week that recent statements by Hekmatyar, about Afghanistan’s Ahmad Shah Massoud would not affect the status of the country’s martyrs.
Abdullah said that Hekmatyar was seeking fame by making such false allegations.
“The remarks which take root from humiliation and reprisal will never harm the status and the name of the martyrs,” Abdullah said.
“They will not achieve their goals and will not become famous by making such allegations.”
In a meeting with residents of northern Badakhshan province the week before, Hekmatyar accused Massoud of relations with Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – during the civil war in Afghanistan.
“Someone asked (Ahmad Shah) Massoud that how you trust the Taliban? Massoud replied that our friends in the ISI have assured us that the Taliban will not create any problems for us,” Hekmatyar said.
Ahmad Wali Massoud, chairman of Massoud Foundation, later termed Hekmatyar’s remarks ‘discriminatory’.
“Perhaps it is not easy for some individuals to tolerate hearing the name of the national hero (Ahmad Shah Massoud) and they cannot witness that the people remember him (Massoud) in a good way,” he said.
“People know that who have been honored by God but those who have been given disgrace they will remain in objection.”
On the formation of the Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan, Hekmatyar claimed that the founding leaders of the alliance were hoarding and building palaces.
He said that the High Peace Council did not have any role in the peace deal he signed with the Afghan government.