In the end, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks Pakistan’s help
KABUL - In the end, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan help for peaceful elections in Afghanistan.
Ghani’s term has expired and Afghanistan is going for Presidential elections on September 28. President Ashraf Ghani discussed peaceful elections with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Both discussed the peace process and upcoming elections in Afghanistan during a phone conversation on Wednesday night.
“Pleased to have received phone call from Prime Minister Imran Khan last night. He offered his condolences regarding the loss of lives due to terrorist attacks in Parwan and Kabul,” President Ghani wrote on Twitter.
Ghani further said: “As there’s precedence of Pakistan’s help in reduction of violence during past elections, I ask Pakistan to help mitigate violence in the next one. PM Khan promised help within their capacity.”
At the same time, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has released a statement, saying “we expect Afghanistan’s institutions to take all necessary steps to ensure the election is transparent and credible to Afghan voters”.