People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan
People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan (Persian: حزب وحدت اسلامی مردم افغانستان, Hezb-e Wahdat Islami Mardum-e Afghanistan) is a political party in Afghanistan, formed after a split in the Hezbe Wahdat. The party is led by Mohammed Mohaqiq.
|Split from||Hezbe Wahdat|
|National affiliation||National Front of Afghanistan|
The party was founded in 2004 after Mohaqiq, resigned from his post as Minister of Planning in the Afghan government. After resigning from both his government position and Hezbe Wahdat Mohaqiq announced both the creation of the party and also his candidacy for the 2004 Presidential election. Despite having just founded the PIUPA, Mohaqiq ran as an independent on a Hazara nationalist platform. Like many of the other candidates, Mohaqiq's campaign emphasized an "everyman" image, and claimed that he would fight for the people's interests. Despite Karim Khalili, the Head of Hezbe Wahdat, running as Vice President on President Karzai's ticket Mohaqiq won the bulk of the Hazara vote.
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- Ministry of Justice - Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Archived 2007-05-14 at the Wayback Machine
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- Saikal, Amin. Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival. I.B.Tauris. p. 356.