Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said Pakistan does not want good relations between India and Afghanistan and wants “no bilateral trade and no access to Central Asia for India” which is unacceptable for Afghanistan.
In an interview with BBC Urdu on Thursday, Karzai claimed that India is helping Afghanistan build its infrastructure and health facilities and has “filled Afghanistan with money despite being a poor country”.
“India wants to truly befriend Afghanistan and we want Pakistan to do the same,” said the former Afghan president.
He said Pakistan should also become a part of the regional coalition between Afghanistan, India and Iran, but “Pakistan’s condition is that Afghanistan should not have contacts with India”.
“If this issue is resolved, our relations with Pakistan will improve rapidly,” Karzai told BBC.
‘Result of British imperialism’:
Terming the formation of Durand Line a ‘result of British imperialism’ in the region, Karzai said that Afghanistan has never accepted this border since 1893, nor will they ever accept it in future.
“When Pakistan came into being in 1947, they received it this way, so we are not blaming them but Durand Line is a blow which no Afghan can ever forget. We do not accept this border but will not fight over this issue,” said Karzai.
He stressed that Afghanistan is a sovereign country and is not taking dictation from any other country but “Pakistan government has taken some steps on Durand Line which are angering Afghans”.
When asked as to why Afghanistan does not approach UN or International Court of Justice over the Durand Line issue, Karzai said it is not an international issue but ‘inheritance of imperialsm’ and only the respective governments of Pakistan and Afghan can resolve this matter.
Menace of terrorism:
He maintained that terrorism and extremism is a menace which has not only affected people of both Pakistan and Afghanistan but added that “we (Afghans) think they have found safe havens and are getting aid from Pakistan.”
“When this will stop, Pakistan too will see peace,” said Karzai, who ruled Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014.
From whatI understand karzain is very corrupt man and is a joker of US
Afghans are pashtuns majority. There are more pashtuns in Pakistan than WHOLE of Afghanistan. This clown is a American puppet. Pakistan supportes Afghanistan when your new best feidn India didn’t even acknowledge you, 1980s war? Remember? Pakistan is even poorer than India and it took 3 million Afghan refugees and kept them for over 30 until recently they started sending them back because increasingly there were Afghan nationals killing innocent Pakistanis from the 100+ children massacred i peshawar to the NDS Afghan intelligence all hand Afghans playing a major role in destabilizing Pakistan and killing our people. This Durand line he talks about. ITS AN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNIZE BORDER so what the hell do u mean u don’t accept it?? If that isn’t enough your former governments have given it in signing that they recognize this border wayyy before Pakistan was even created as a state. And all Pakistan wanted to do was build a better system of immigration control and these clowns are protesting because it will br harder to infiltrate and kill innocent Pakistanis?? I am so angry at Afghan government right now. O and India isn’t investing because they love u they just doing to it because they have no choice! Curse on you ungrateful people and your dumb logic. We will never forget this. I promise that with all my heart. Muslims brothers my ass, you have left no room to even be friendly again. Pakistan WILL build the gate do what u want Afghan government. Pakistan zindabad
Yes agreed m. And why is this joker having a hard time focusing on the topic and using tactics to blame Pakistan for India and Afghanistance friendship when the issue is the border. So what Pakistan started constructing it and at the same time ordered its soldiers to fire at Afghan jokers (not soldiers)
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