Statement by former Afghanistan’s former President Hamid Karzai
Afghanistan’s former President Hamid Karzai “appreciated” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the human rights situation in Balochistan, saying that India had every right to respond to Pakistan’s provocations.
“Pakistani authorities have spoken freely on Afghanistan and India, but this is the first time that the PM of India has spoken about Balochistan,” Mr. Karzai said, during a visit to Delhi. “However I don’t think India intends to go to any proxy wars as it has a tradition of peaceful coexistence. The region should not go to proxy wars.”
Support by Bangladesh
The remarks from Mr. Karzai, who has often called out Pakistan for its support to the Taliban, come a day after Bangladesh Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu had also backed Mr. Modi.
In his address on Independence Day, Mr. Modi had vowed to take up the cause of the Baloch people, facing repression in Pakistan, on the international stage.