Pakistan supports transparent Afghan vote
“Continuation of this blame game not only vitiates the environment of bilateral relations but also undermines our sincere efforts to rebuild trust,” the Foreign Office (FO) said.
In a statement from the Pakistan embassy, the FO spokesperson: “We have seen with deep regret and disappointment the statements allegations of Pakistan’s involvement in impeding efforts for talks between Taliban and the High Peace Council.”
The statement added Pakistan remained committed to supporting all efforts for a free and fair electoral process in Afghanistan. Safe and peaceful conduct of the elections is in Pakistan’s best interest, as it would strengthen the prospects of stability in Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s support and facilitation of an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process remained sincere, the spokeswoman continued..
“We hope that Pakistan’s earnest desire and continuous efforts for close cooperative relations with Afghanistan would be duly reciprocated...”
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