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KABUL (Web Desk) – Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that Pakistan does not want friendly India-Afghan ties.

“Pakistan does not want good relations between India and Afghanistan and wants no bilateral trade and no access to Central Asia for India which is unacceptable for Afghanistan,” Karzai said in an interview with BBC Urdu on Thursday.

Karzai claimed that India was helping Afghanistan to build its infrastructure and health facilities and had “filled Afghanistan with money despite being a poor country”.

“India wants to truly befriend Afghanistan and we want Pakistan to do the same,” said the former Afghan president.

He said Pakistan should also become a part of the regional coalition between Afghanistan, India and Iran, but “Pakistan’s condition is that Afghanistan should not have contacts with India,” Dawn News reported.

“If this issue is resolved, our relations with Pakistan will improve rapidly,” Karzai told BBC.