FO said that Afghan Presidential election is a crucial step for political stability.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan welcomed the preliminary results of Afghan Presidential elections – which were held on September 28 – and acknowledged that it is a crucial step for political stability of Afghanistan and South Asian region.

Foreign Office issued a statement extending support to Afghanistan’s democratic process and said: “We note that the final results would be announced after completion of adjudication process within the stipulated time as per Afghan electoral laws.”

The statement comes a day after Afghanistan’s election commission announced that President Ashraf Ghani was on track to win a second term as he scored a majority in the presidential polls.

According to the Independent Election Commission, Ghani won 50.64 per cent of the vote in the September 28 poll, easily beating Abdullah, who scored 39.52 per cent.