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Karzai phones Sherpao, flays attack

Karzai phones Sherpao, flays attack

Mar 04, 2012 - 19:16

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday strongly condemned a suicide attack on former Pakistani interior minister and seasoned politician Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao.

A two-time former chief minister, Sherpao survived the attack involving a suicide bomber, who blew himself up near his motorcade in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday.

Karzai telephoned the Pakistaninfo-icon People’s Party (S) leader and expressed pleasure over the survival of the ex-minister and his son Sikandar Hayat Sherpao, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

A policeman and a girl were killed in the assault that took place in Charsadda district, as Sherpao left the venue of a public meeting in the Batagram village. Sherpao, his son and a provincial assembly member were in the same car.

In their telephonic conservation, Karzai wished Sherpao a long life and success in his political career. The Afghan leader also expressed condolences to the families of those killed and wished the wounded speedy recovery.


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