Former president Hamid Karzai’s relatives confirmed there is a ban on Karzai's travel abroad.
The relatives of Hamid Karzai confirmed to TOLOnews that three official invitations from other nations were sent to Karzai when he returned from the UK, but the Islamic Emirate has not yet let him travel abroad.
In the meantime, a source told TOLOnews that Hamid Karzai was not permitted to meet a delegation of seven persons who came to Kabul from Iran.
"Karzai had received official invitations from three countries when he returned to Afghanistan from England, but he was not allowed to travel. As far as internal visits are concerned, Afghans come daily and their documents are checked by the security forces, then they are allowed to enter,” said Shahzada Masoud, a relative of Karzai.
On Karzai's X social media platform, posts on his meetings with residents and foreign officials were often published, but there was a period of eight days between Karzai's meeting on Wednesday with the Japanese ambassador in Kabul, Takashi Okada, and previous posts of meetings.
"The imposition of restrictions on Hamid Karzai's political activities indicates the restriction of political and civic activities in the Taliban government,” said Sayed Javad Sajadi, a political analyst.
"Afghanistan's national interests demand that no restrictions should be imposed on Karzai and any other Afghan,” said Najibullah Jami, another political analyst.
The Islamic Emirate has not yet make any comments on this matter.
Former president Hamid Karzai remained in Afghanistan during the reestablishment of the Islamic Emirate, and on July 3, 2022, he left for the first time after fifteen months. Karzai, who is now in the country, has consistently stressed the need for the creation of a national discourse and the reopening of girls' schools in Afghanistan.