Islamabad (Staff Report): Afghanistan Ambassador in Islamabad Dr Omar Zakhilwal clarified on Tuesday that the ties between Afghanistan and India would not harm Pakistan.

“Pakistan should maintain a "good brotherly relationship" with Afghanistan irrespective of the latter’s ties with any other country,” said Zakhilwal while addressing a round table discussion, titled “Bilateral Reconciliation: Opportunities and Challenges” organised by Regional Peace Institute.

“Pakistan should not object to our ties with India. We assure that Afghanistan-India relationship will not inflict harm upon Pakistan", he said.

Dr Zakhilwal said both the sides will have to respect each other’s sovereignty and move ahead to narrow down their differences to build long lasting trust.

Afghan envoy also accepted the mismanagement on part of Kabul. He said that the Afghan government should take action against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's sanctuaries operating against Islamabad from inside Afghanistan.