ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday congratulated people of Afghanistan on successful holding of the second round of Presidential elections.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in a statement said, “The Afghan people, once again, demonstrated a firm resolve to determine their future through democratic means.”
She said the Afghan electoral institutions bear the crucial responsibility of ensuring successful completion of the next steps in the electoral process.
The spokesperson said the election process is fulfillment of its commitment to support the efforts for a peaceful election.
She said Pakistan reinforced the security arrangements along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border –including through additional deployment of troops, increased patrolling, and aerial surveillance.
“We extend our best wishes to the Afghan people as they continue to move forward in this historic journey and take determined steps for peaceful democratic transition and greater stability in Afghanistan”, said the spokesperson.