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Pakistan not in favour of India-Afghan ties: Hamid Karzai

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

ANI  |  Kabul 

Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai

Former Afghan president 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 on Thursday 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 that 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.

First Published: Fri, June 17 2016. 11:30 IST
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