Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience

.

Pakistan should not object to our ties with India: Afghan envoy

Updated September 12, 2017

Pakistan should maintain a "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.

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

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

“Pakistan should not object to 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, adding that both the countries should move forward to remove “mistrust”.

Afghan envoy also accepted the mismanagement on 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.