Afghan President congratulates new Pakistan PM

Islamabad, Aug 7, IRNA -- President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani phoned Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to congratulate him as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Both sides on the occasion termed terrorism as common enemy and vowed to work jointly to eliminate the menace.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is ready to work with Afghanistan for peace and stability in the region.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi became the new Prime Minister after the Supreme Court had disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding any public office in Panama papers case.

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan suffered lots of tensions during the tenure of Nawaz Sharif and even years before that.