KABUL: Former president Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the killing of a famous comedian, Nazar Mohammad Khasha, by the Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province earlier this week.
The former president said his killing was against Islamic teachings, calling on warring parties to stop the war, which he said only served the cause of foreigners, and engage in earnest peace talks.
Karzai stressed an end to the killing and suffering of the Afghans.
He wished paradise for the slain comedian and expressed condolences to his family.
Taliban mercilessly killed veteran comedian Nazar Mohammad Khasha in Dand district of southern Kandahar province a few days ago.
His killing has sent shock waves across Afghanistan with many including high-ranking officials condemning it as a horrendous act of terrorism.
His murder indicated Taliban’s cruelty towards the comedian whose sin was to bring laugh on the face of the people.
This comes as Taliban has left no stone unturned to kill and harm people, after taking control of some areas from government forces, the militants dragged more than 100 people out of their homes in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province and shot them dead.
If Taliban continue their heinous actions, surely they would face hate of the people of Afghanistan.