Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (Pashto: ګلبدین حکمتیار‎ Persian: گلبدین حکمتیار; born 1947) is an Afghan Mujahideen leader who is the founder and leader of the Hezb-e Islami political party and paramilitary group. Hekmatyar was a rebel military commander during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan and was one of the key figures in the civil war that followed the Soviet withdrawal. He was Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1993 to 1994 and again briefly in 1996. One of the most controversial of the Mujahideen leaders, he has been accused of spending "more time fighting other Mujahideen than killing Soviets" and of wantonly killing civilians.

Read more about Gulbuddin Hekmatyar:  Early Life, Exile in Pakistan, Role in The Anti-Soviet Resistance, Post-DRA Civil War, Relations With The Taliban, Post-11 September 2001 Activities, Gulbuddin's Relatives