This biography appeared as an article in the Afghan News Group, soc.culture.afghanistan and is well presented and researched. The tone, however, is based upon regular discourse which is common in newsgroup postings Details of Gulbudine Hekmatyar's Biography ------------------------------------------ Such details include statements expressed by General Zia-ul-Haq who played the role of the God-Father in Brother Hekmatyar's personality cult. In this regard I will relate an incident which was written in Brig.Yosuf's book, The Silent Soldier (page 101). Brig. Yosuf says that Zia had asked Akhtar, in front of Yosuf, to deliver a message to Brother Hekmatyar. The message says that "Gul Badin must be clearly warned that it was Pakistan who made him an Afghan leader and it is Pakistan who can equally destroy him if continues to misbehave." Also you seem to have totally forgotten the leader of Pakistan's Jamiat-e-Islami. It seems a little odd to read about Hekmatyar's biography and not to see any reference to Brother Hekmatyar's morshid i.e. Qazi Hussein. I say morshid because in one of his speeches, delivered in the summer of 1982 in London's Islamic Center, Mr.Qazi Hussein said that " I laid the foundation of Islamists Party in Afghanistan." He was talking about Hezb-e-Islami and Brother Hekmatyar. Now that we know the founders and builder of Brother Hekmatyar, we move along and see what else we can add to his biography. In this series I am reminded of another incident regarding Brother Hekmatyar, which I am sure, you will find as a very interesting addition to his biography. Before I recount this incident let me mention that Brother Hekmatyar, by birth, and , Alhamdulillah, not by choice, was a Kharoate by tribe. Of course after he was enlightened by "real wisdom (Hekma)" and "vision to serve the Ummah", Brother Hekmatyar choose to denounce his former attributes and heritage ( Periodically Brother Hekmatyar has selectively called upon his Pashtoon heritage in order to muster up badly needed support against his idiological twin and arch-rivals i.e Burhanuddin Rabani and Ahmad Shah Massud).But let us get back to the incident I was about to relate. One of the most famous and influential leaders of Kharoat, Ghulam Sarwar-e-Nashir, a person who practically ruled over Baghlan area, says that one day Brother Hekmatyar's father came to him and said that " my son has joined hands with the Kuffar and is engaged in anti-government and anti-Islam activities with the Parchami Communists". The Father had asked for help. Mr.Nashir says that he put Hekmatyar in prison and, after six months, released him to the custody of his father. According to Nashir, Hekmatyar had apparently repented and vowed to be straight. From here we move on the next stage of Brother Hekmatyar's life and that is period in which he was in Kabul. What follows will hopefully serve to further complete the biographical details of Brother Hekmatyar. ;-) For this phase we look at the information data bases of the once billion dollar supporter of Brother Hekmatyar. This brings us to a report titled "Task force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare" which is a detailed document published, March 1 1990, by the U.S. House Republican Research Committee. The report says, and I directly quote, " Gulbudin Hekmatiyar arrived in Kabul in the late-1960 as one of the young activists sent from the country-side for advance secular studies. He considered a military career as the most expedient way to the top. Soon afterwards, he was accepted to the Military Academy in Kabul. It was not long before he became actively involved in radical leftist politics and conspiratorial activities. At this point, he was associated with a group of communist officers and cadets who would eventually emerge as the military wing of the Parcham. Shortly afterwards, Gubaddin was expelled from the Military Academy for unacceptable homosexual behavior after he had been caught having relations with another male in the dorms." "During 1969-70, as a clear reflection of PDPA-Parcham trust in him, Gulbadin was ordered to penetrate a cell of the Moslem Brotherhood in Kabul. Many of the young zealots of the day moved from one extreme political movement to another, and Gulbaddin Hekmatyar was a prime candidate to make just such a move. Indeed, he apparently became convinced of the righteousness of the Moslem Brotherhood school of Islam during this period, and when he surfaced as a militant refugee in Pakistan in 1973, he claimed to have become a devout Muslim." "In 1974, already in Pakistan, Gubaddin Hekmatyar was selected by ISI, under the orders of the then Pakistani President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, to train for a planned insurrection against Afghan President Daud. Hekmatyar was trained by the Pakistani security services in 1975-76. At that time, Pakistani officials described him as a cunning, ruthless and power hungry man who would do anything to remain at the top. In the event , he was imposed upon the emerging insurgent groups in the Panjshare Valley as the only source for Pakistani weapons and financial support. In point of fact, ISI considered him their man, a totally controlled agent. However, in the end, insurrection collapsed in 1976 for lack of popular support."