Muslims comprise 99 per cent of the population of Afghanistan, approximately 80 per cent of them Sunni and the remainder Shi'a. The Shi'a minority is concentrated in central and western Afghanistan, and are among the most economically disadvantaged persons in the country. The Shi'a minority wants a national government to give them equal rights as citizens. In 1988, Iran united eight Shi'a parties into Hizb-i Wahdat (The Unity Party). The Hizb-i-Wahdat is the instrument of the interests of the Iranian regime in Afghanistan, against the interests of Pakistan.VideoVideo: 2013 Mohammad Akbari, member of parliament and leader of the Hezb-i-Wahdat party, on the current state of Afghanistan and his vision for the future.Video: 2010T he Northern Alliance includes Tajiks, Hazara, Uzbeks, and Turkmen. Some of these ethnic groups are Shia or Ismaili. Among the groups that make up the Northern Alliance are:Jamiat-I Islami-yi Afghanistan (The Islamic Party of Afghanistan),…

Hizb-i-Wahdat, also known as Islamic Unity Party, Hezbe Wahdat, Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, Hizib Wahdat-i Islami-yi Afghanistan , Hizb-e Wahdat Islami Millat-e Afghanistan is an active group formed c. 1988.
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