Former president Hamid Karzai on Monday praised the unity government’s efforts at bringing peace and stability to the country and asked the Taliban to renounce violence and join the peace process.
On his median visit to southern Kandahar province after leaving presidency, Karzai expressed his happiness over what he said improved of law and order situation and the development of education in Kandahar.
His visit to home province was not for an official purpose, but to meet family members, said Karzai, who ruled Afghanistan since the Taliban were ousted from power in late 2001.
He urged Afghans to be patient and support the unity government until the cabinet was completed.
The two time president said the new government had introduced competent individuals to the Wolesi Jirga for their approval as ministers, calling on parliamentarians to grant them the trust vote.
Karzai also recalled he had tried his best to cement ties with Pakistan, but some institutions there did not want peace in Afghanistan and strived to fuel militancy in the war-torn country.
However, he said the people of Pakistan were kind and they helped Afghans during their immigration period.