Durand Line will never be accepted as formal border: Karzai

Published: October 13, 2017
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated that the Durand Line will never be accepted as formal border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.

“We want good relations and friendship with Pakistan,” he said at a press conference in Kabul on Thursday. “But the Afghan nation will never accept Durand Line as the formal border between the two nations.”

Blame game: US snubbed calls to hit ‘terror havens’ in Pakistan: Karzai

The Afghan leader refuted claims that 20 terrorist groups were operating in the country, expressing concerns on the “deployment of Islamic State (IS) fighters by alien helicopters”.

In a conversation with Russia Today earlier this month, the former president had noted that “unmarked, nonmilitary colour helicopters” were supplying weapons across Afghanistan, hinting at the possibility of the US assisting the Islamic State.

He also questioned the emergence of the Islamic State in Afghanistan under the watch of the US forces and intelligence agencies. “US came to defeat extremism but we have more of it today, so the question is why?” he asked.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • concerned
    Oct 13, 2017 - 2:58PM

    that is your problem not oursRecommend

  • Sarosh
    Oct 13, 2017 - 3:04PM

    Lets have a referendum in Afghanistan and it will not be surprising to see majority voting to live in Pakistan as Pakistani.Recommend

  • perplexed
    Oct 13, 2017 - 3:21PM

    They cant come out of Kabul palaces and there are rockets raining on kabul airport what way they should bring peace in the country when hundreds of indians consulates are operating there and afghans are made to kill each other for decades the rulers are divided and dreaming of promoting their civil wars to other countries as well Recommend

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