Karzai 2A welfare foundation under the name of the former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai was launched in Kabul on Saturday.

Karzai said in the inaugural ceremony that the 30 years of war which has internal and external reasons not only prevented Afghanistan’s development but also pushed it back, adding that, the country needs efforts of young generation to get in the line with developed world countries.

He said that Hamid Karzai Foundation will keep up with the achievements accomplished during the past 13 years in education sector and assist youth to improve by providing them more educational opportunities in the country and abroad.

He added that Hamid Karzai Foundation will also work for cultural development and introduce Afghan Ulemas, prominent figures, intellectuals and scholars to the world.

Rangin Dadfar Spanta, the executive officer of Hamid Karzai Foundation, said that they will not get involved in the politics.

He added that the process of sending youths abroad for education would be transparent and away from religious, tribal and area differences.

Spanta said that Hamid Karzai Foundation has begun functioning with the support of foreign countries, adding that a number of educational organizations have promised them scholarships separate from those allocated for Afghanistan through government.

He made a call on national businessmen and those who are able to help for extending hand to Hamid Karzai Foundation.