ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa on Friday expressed his views about Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan by saying that despite bad patch in relations, Pakistan and Afghanistan are brothers.
“I think we are restoring our relationship to normalcy and there are [Afghan] cadets who are coming Pakistan [for military training],” he said.
“You go and meet a common Afghan on the streets [of Afghanistan]; he must have been in Pakistan. So, it is like homecoming for all Afghans and we really cherish our visit to Kabul,” added Mr. Bajwa.
He said that leading officials from both nations have continuously been meeting – a move that is unprecedented due to frosty relations between these countries. Formerly, Afghanistan and Pakistan had played blame game over the attacks on either side of the border.
However, according to the administration in Pakistan, there is betterment in military and intelligence cooperation with Afghanistan – a thought Afghan official’s mirror, as they acknowledged Pakistan’s counter-terrorism move which is perking up security beside the border.
Explaining the recent development in relations between the neighbours, former Pakistani envoy to Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq said it was solely due to the exertions of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who was implementing treaties that were drawn during former Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s reign.