Afghanistan’s former president Hamid Karzai reacted to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statements and called them inflammatory and sheer disrespectful for the people of Afghanistan.
Speaking at OIC’s extraordinary session on Afghanistan in Islamabad, Imran Khan said that not allowing girls to get an education is part of Afghanistan’s history.
Imran Khan also said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan Branch (ISIS-K) is active in Afghanistan and is threatening Pakistan.
A statement released by Hamid Karzai reads, the presence of ISIS-K affiliates in Afghanistan is propaganda against Afghanistan and that the fact of the matter is vice versa.
Karzai said that ISIS-K has always threatened Afghanistan from Pakistan.
“I recommend Imran Khan to stop propagating and interfering in Afghanistan’s internal affairs. Imran Khan must not necessarily speak on behalf of Afghanistan on the international stage and act like a good neighbor.” Reads the statement.
In the meantime, Afghanistan’s former ambassadress to Norway Shukria Barkezai also reacted to Imran Khan’s comment and said that it is disrespectful to the people of Afghanistan.
She wrote on her Twitter post that Khan’s comments over girls not being allowed in Afghanistan’s culture show his lack of knowledge about the history of Afghanistan.