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Karzai slams US funding to Pakistan for fencing Durand Line

Karzai slams US funding to Pakistan for fencing Durand Line

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Aug 07, 2018 - 11:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai has expressed concern over America’s financial assistance to Pakistaninfo-icon for fencing the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

In a tweet, Karzai condemned the Trump administration’s action as a violation of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s rights and sovereignty.

“The US is funding Pakistan’s fencing of the Durand Line and also helping Pakistan’s policy of separating Afghans on both side of the Durand Line,” he alleged.

The ex-president added the Duran Line had been imposed on the Afghans during Britain’s colonial rule. The Afghans had not accepted the line as a formal border, and would never do so, he concluded.

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