Pakistan’s peace deal with Taliban, not at Afghanistan’s cost: Karzai

Afghanistan President Hamid KarzaiKabul, May 31: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that any peace deal by Pakistan with the Taliban in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) which puts Afghanistan at risk, would be raised with the leadership in Islamabad.

The statement comes days after Pakistan struck peace deal with Taliban.

Karzai said that the agreement should not compromise his country's interests, failing which Kabul would be "extremely angry".

“Under any circumstances we cannot allow elements that are inimical to this country or that to operate from either country," Karzai said.

On 21st May, the Pakistan government and local Taliban in NWFP signed a 15-point agreement whereby the militants will stop suicide attacks and the army will gradually be withdrawn from the Swat valley.

However, peace deals with those Talibans who want to return to normal life were good, said Karzai.

"But (talks with) the hardcore ones, the extremist Al-Qaeda elements or other terrorist networks ... that is wrong," he said. (ANI)

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