Hamid Karzai

Karzai says Zardari’s intentions right but ''''ability'''' needs a boost

Hamid KarzaiWashington, Dec. 22 : Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that he has full faith in Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's intentions but his ability needs a boost.

In an interview to Chicago Tribune, Karzai said that both the governments were committed to work against terrorism.

Afghanistan and Pakistan have been working in collaboration to confiscate terror sanctuaries but they would have to go a long way to completely remove them, he added.

Seeming confident over the Pakistan President's support he said, "Zardari's intentions were right but as for his ability that is something we must all help around."

Angry Karzai asks foreign troops to respect Afghan laws, culture

Hamid KarzaiKabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday that unnecessary detentions and house-searches of Afghan people would damage the legitimacy of his government and asked NATO-led international forces to respect the laws and culture of Afghanistan.

"Entering by force to our people's houses is against the government of Afghanistan," Karzai told a gathering of Afghan government officials and foreign diplomats in Kabul.

The president said his repeated demands to the nearly 70,000 NATO and US-led troops stationed in the country to put an end to house searches and detentions did not yield any result.

Zardari to visit Turkey on Friday

Asif Ali ZardariPakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will visit Turkey on Friday to attend the second trilateral summit. Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be a part of that meeting.

The summit will focus on "important development dimensions in the bilateral process including joint economic projects (and) regional and trilateral economic and trade matters," said a statement from the Foreign Office.

During his stay in Istanbul, Zardari will have separate bilateral meetings with Turkish President Abullah Gul and Karzai.

Karzai says US, NATO running ‘parallel’ government in Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid KarzaiKabul, Nov 27: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly criticised the US and other foreign countries for creating a “parallel government” in the countryside during an overview of Afghanistan’s problems before a UN Security Council delegation.

He said every effort to defeat the Taliban had failed because of the “parallel government”.

Afghan President demands end of civilian killings by UN forces

Hamid KarzaiKabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to put an end to civilian casualties caused by UN-mandated international forces, the Afghan presidential palace reported.

Karzai, who has pleaded with NATO to avoid civilian deaths during their anti-terrorism operations in Afghanistan, repeated his frustration in a meeting with UN Security Council representatives in his presidential palace in Kabul, Karzai's office said in a statement.

Taliban ‘reject’ Karzai''s offer to protect Mullah Omar for peace talks

Mullah Mohammad OmarKabul, Nov 18: The Taliban has reportedly rejected Afghan President Hamid Karzai's offer of protection of the group’s leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, if he joins peace talks with the government.

Only a day ago, Karzai had said that he would go “to any length” to protect Mullah Omar, the former leader of the country''s Taliban regime, who carries a 10 million dollar bounty on his head.