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Pak not in favour of India-Afghan ties: Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT PROFILE)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT PROFILE)

Kabul: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said Pakistan, which is not in favour of good relations between India and Afghanistan, wants “no bilateral trade and access to Central Asia for India”.

Karzai told BBC Urdu in an interview yesterday that Pakistan should also become a part of the regional coalition between Afghanistan, India and Iran, but added Islamabad’s condition is that Kabul should not have contacts with New Delhi, reports the Dawn.

He added this will also help in improving the relationship between Kabul and Islamabad.

The former president said India wants be a true friend to Afghanistan and is helping the country to build its infrastructure and health facilities.

Karzai also said that Pakistan should stop dictating about Kabul’s friendship with New Delhi and respect the fact that Afghanistan is a sovereign country.

He also called upon Pakistan to jointly fight terrorism, which is presently a menace for both countries. (ANI)

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