Kabul (Staff Report): Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday telephoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and congratulated him on the victory in parliamentary elections.

“I just spoke to ImranKhan and congratulated him on the victory in parliamentary elections. We both agreed to overcome the past and to lay a new foundation for a prosperous political, social and economic future of both countries Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the Afghan president said on his Twitter handle.

Imran, during his victory speech on Thursday, had said: “We want to work in every possible way to ensure peace in Afghanistan. The country has suffered the most in the war on terror. Afghanistan’s people need peace. We want peace there. If there is peace in Afghanistan, there will be peace in Pakistan. We will make every effort to achieve peace there. We want to have open borders with Afghanistan one day.”

Earlier the day, PTI spokesman Naeem-ul-Haq told the media that Ghani also invited the incoming Pakistani PM to visit Kabul.

“Ghani told Imran that Pakistan and Afghanistan have historic relations and invited him for a tour of the country,” the PTI leader added.