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Abdullah reacts to Karzai’s recent remarks

Abdullah reacts to Karzai’s recent remarks

Sep 28, 2016 - 19:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday reacted to recent statement of former president Hamid Karzai and said those justifying areas under Talibaninfo-icon control should respond to the nation.

Karzai recently in an interview with BBC said: “Taliban are Afghans, what is wrong if the Taliban capture an area, who give the right to security forces to recapture them.”

However, Abdullah talking to a meeting in Kabul today said: “I heard from a former leader and politician of Afghanistaninfo-icon that Afghan forces have no right to recapture areas seized by Taliban.”

“Afghans have heard a lot of such words and they do not take them serious, but if we take them serious then people will know what they mean to us,” he said.

“If a person declares the war illegal, it would be a great fatwainfo-icon and there is no doubt that Afghans need peace because the Afghans are paying a huge price, but when a former leader justifies the war then why he led the country for 13 years,” he said.

Abdullah indirectly pointed to Karzai and said he should leave government leadership when militants came under bombardment in Uruzgan province.

He said the former leader must respond to the nation about his actions in the past and answer to mothers who lost their sons in the defense of the country.

“Today the speech and words of any person on any position could be held accountable and the right of access to information gives the Afghans right to know about it, the time to deceive people and do anything you want is over,” he said.



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