Exiled to Iran, Gulbeddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Islamic party of Afghanistan (Hezb-e Islami) and the former Premier of the Burhanuddin Rabbani government, have warned Pakistan about serious consequences of co-operation with the United States if the latter delivers strikes on Afghanistan. If Pakistan joins the campaign led by our enemies and targeted at destabilization of the situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan will pay a very high price for it, reads Hekmatyar's open letter distributed in Islamabad. The former Premier believes that Islamabad's position in the present situation should not result in civil war and comply with Pakistani national interests, ensure its security and territorial integrity. Up to 1994, Hekmatyar was the Premier of Mudjaheddin government and then spent two years storming Kabul in a bid to make Burhanuddin Rabani's supporters leave the city. Later on, he left the country after he got in disagreement with the Taliban movement.
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