Imran Khan wants open border with Afghanistan

February 14th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Tuesday told the Afghan envoy here that it was his dream to see an open border between the two neighbours.

Imran, also the chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party, met Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Muhammed Umer Daudzai, who called on him at his residence, the Online news agency reported.

He said that in the past, Pakistani regimes backed different Afghan groups instead of simply supporting what was good for the Afghan people.

But Imran hoped that in the future the two countries would have exemplary ties.

Daudzai said how different situations were imposed on the Afghan people throughout history since the Soviet invasion, including the arrival of US and NATO forces.

The ambassador said a forthcoming visit by Afghan President Hamid Karzai would be different from past visits as Kabul wants to establish a relationship with Islamabad that is free from interference from any other power, the report said.

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