ISLAMABAD: The election of the new President Dr Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan would result better Pak-Afghan ties because he as economist would be focusing on Afghan economy which is quite dependent upon mutual bonds of the two countries.
Defense analyst Lieutenant General (Retd) Abdul Qayyum has told Radio Pakistan that the economic development of Afghanistan would be the major challenge for the new President.
Keeping in view the importance for Afghanistan’s economy, Dr. Ashraf will keep good relations with Pakistan, Qayyum hoped.
The new President will not allow intelligence agencies of other countries operate from Afghanistan, he said adding that Pakistan wants to move forward to reach next level of relations between the two countries.
Afghanistan remained in the control of Northern Alliance for the last one decade that has its own implications on the foreign policy of the country, he said.
Dr. Ghulam Mustafa of Political Science Department at Peshawar University said during election campaign it seemed that Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will win the Afghan Presidential election but it did not happen.
Ghulam Mustafa said the agenda of Abdullah Abdullah was not as positive as that of Ashraf Ghani. The Pakhtun element also played role in the final result, he added.
According to Ghulam Mustafa, the presidential election in Afghanistan is the most successful political process in its history.
Dr. Ashraf Ghani as a moderate, would impact the region positively, Ghulam Mustafa said.