New York- Pakistan says it has no favorites in Afghanistan and respects the democratic choice of Afghan people. The Permanent Representative of Pakistan to UN, Ambassador Masood Khan while participating in the debate of the Security Council on United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan .
He said Pakistan has taken a series of steps to support a free, peaceful and secure electoral process in Afghanistan .
He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has met President Karzai four times during the past year, was pursuing his vision of a peaceful neighborhood and stable and cooperative relations with Afghanistan . Masood Khan said Pakistan has launched a comprehensive operation, Zarb-i-Azab , to deliver a fatal blow to foreign and local terrorists hiding in our tribal areas.