Pakistan welcomed on Sunday the ‘unity authorities’ deal signed by rival Afghan presidential candidates Ahsraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.
“The federal government and the folks of Pakistan have welcomed the settlement signed by the 2 Presidential candidates in Afghanistan concerning the institution of a authorities of nationwide unity,” mentioned a statement launched by the Ministry of Overseas Affairs.
Emphasing Pakistan’s constant help for a peaceable democratic transition, Overseas Workplace spokesperson Tasneem Aslam mentioned, “Pakistan regards the signing of this settlement as a optimistic growth.”
“This final result has been potential because of the clever and sagacious management of Dr Ashraf Ghani and Dr Abdullah Abdullah,’ she added.
“We congratulate the 2 leaders and the brotherly folks of Afghanistan and reaffirm Pakistan’s help for all their efforts to construct a peaceable, secure and unified Afghanistan,” the assertion additional learn.
Earlier at present, the 2 rivals signed a power-sharing deal to finish months of controversy over election outcomes. Beneath the deal, a nationwide unity authorities might be shaped within the nation.
Ghani will take over as President of Afghanistan whereas Abdullah will nominate ‘chief govt’, thereby ending a protracted stand-off over disputed election outcomes at a pivotal second within the war-weary nation’s historical past.
President Hamid Karzai who was current on the event hoped that the deal would pave the way in which for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.