Pakistan-Afghanistan good ties are imperative for regional peace 

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Pakistan-Afghanistan good ties are imperative for regional peace 

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Senator of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Lt. General (Retd) Abdul Qayyum Tuesday said that Pakistan wanted good cordial relations with Afghanistan as it was imperative for regional peace.

"It was agreed with Afghanistan government that terrorists would not use Afghan territory against Pakistan," he said in a private news channel program.

"Pakistan is hosting some three million Afghans and the Afghan government should respect this overture of Pakistan."

Commenting on recent firing on Torkham boarder, he said the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan should resolve the firing issue politically and diplomatically.

He said there were several people behind the firing incident on the boarder as India has influence in Afghanistan. The firing incident may be deemed as a bid to create problems for Pakistan and tension between two neighboring countries.

Abdul Qayyum stressed the need to secure our western boarder and said, Pakistan always wanted good ties with all its neighboring countries.

Replying to a question, he said Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had given clear statement on drone attack in which Taliban leader Mulla Mansoor was killed.

Analyst Brig (Retd) Mahmood Shah said that the construction of gate on Pakistan and Afghanistan boarder would help checking illegal movement across the border.