Killing Hakimullah: Karzai criticises timing of strike

Published: November 5, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has criticised the timing of a US drone strike that killed the TTP chief on Friday after an angry Islamabad expressed fears the death would undermine planned peace talks. Karzai added his voice to the criticism, telling a US Congress delegation visiting Kabul that the drone strike “took place at an unsuitable time,” his office said in a statement. The statement said Karzai hoped the peace process, still at an embryonic stage, did not suffer as a result. “The president said he hoped that the attack the other day on the leader of the Pakistani Taliban was not harming the peace process in Pakistan and Afghanistan,” it read.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2013.

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  • Bilal
    Nov 7, 2013 - 9:42PM

    Karzai is the opposition group of Taliban & can never support any peace talks with them. U.S after assassinating a Pakistani general moves ahead on the line killing Hakim Ullah Mahsud, & makes situation from worse to worst for Pakistan. Majority of Pakistanis standing with Imran Khan must block NATO supply line from Pakistan. No other remedy is there to attain peace here & let U.S army be slaughtered in Afghanistan as they deserve to be.Recommend

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