Karzai: Taliban must renounce violence as “sons of Afghanistan”

Hamid KarzaiThe former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on Taliban to renounce violence and join hands with the other countrymen in rebuilding the country if ‘they consider themselves sons of Afghanistan’.

In a statement released following a series of deadly attacks across the country since the group announced its spring offensive, Karzai said the war has been imposed on the Afghan nation and has roots outside the country.

Karzai further added that the main organizers of the war are living outside the country with full immunity and are plotting attacks to kill the Afghan people.

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The Role of Former President in Afghanistan’s Current Politics

The recent misunderstandings between former president Hamid Karzai and the National Unity Government (NUG) appeared as surprising for many who missed to notice Karzai’s political ambitions even at a time when he is an ex-president. President Ashraf Ghani and former president Hamid Kazai met last Tuesday to resolve the recent misunderstandings that have appeared on the surface. Earlier, The Guardian reported that the former president was secretly seeking to undermine the current National Unity Government (NUG) of Afghanistan and his influence and activities are seen as a threat to Afghanistan’s political stability. In response, Abdullah Abdullah, the NUG Chief Executive Officer, harshly criticized the former president, saying that most of the current problems in the country stemmed from the last fourteen years of the Karzai administration’s mismanagement and faulty leadership. He warned to those wishing the NUG to collapse that the alternative for the current government would Daesh or Taliban.

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