While the 100-year validity term of the British colonial era’s Durand Line agreement has already expired in 1993, the Afghan nation plagued by countless problems is not yet in a position to reclaim their territory still ruled by a country established based on schemes of colonial powers. The present generation of British occupiers who consider themselves civilized and advocates of justice delivery not only have not corrected the black history of colonialist ancestors by returning the annexed territory to Afghan people as its owners, but also continue to rub salt into their wounds.
In his interview with BBC, British Ambassador to Kabul has said Durand is the official border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nicholas Kay KCMG has also stressed Pakistan had the right and authority to erect barbed wire on Durand Line.
Nicholas’s statements are indicative of the Britain’s colonialist vision. They are also a proof that the country still upholds its unlawful actions instead of expressing regret for the division of a nation by their colonialist ancestors.
The irresponsible remarks made by foreign ambassadors about sensitive and key national issues such as the territorial integrity of Afghanistan are not tolerable. Leaders of the National Unity Government who have already been accused of being indifferent about such issues should no longer deceive their people under the pretext of strategic silence. The government should summon the UK ambassador, and urge him not to make such irresponsible statements about the country’s sensitive matters in the future.