Afghan-India ties not against Pakistan: Zakhelwal

Hazrat-Omer-ZakhilwalISLAMABAD:  Pakistan should maintain good brotherly relationship with Afghanistan irrespective of the latter’s ties with any other country including India, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omer Zakhilwal advised Islamabad on Tuesday.

According to dawn, Dr Zakhilwal said both the sides will have to respect each other’s sovereignty and move ahead to narrow down their differences for building long lasting trust.

He was addressing a round table discussion entitled “Bilateral Reconciliation: Opportunities and Challenges”, organized by Regional Peace Institute in the federal capital.

“Pakistan should not object our ties with India. We assure that Afghanistan-India relationship will not inflict harm upon Pakistan”, he said.

Zakhilwal emphatically said that peace in Afghanistan is mandatory to establish durable peace in Pakistan. He said that both the countries should move forward to remove “mistrust”.

Afghan envoy also accepted mismanagement on the part of Kabul. He said that the Afghan government should take action against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s sanctuaries operating against Islamabad from inside Afghanistan.

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