ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan's deputy information minister and the Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid praised Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan's efforts for peace and inclusive government in his country while addressing a news conference in Kabul on Tuesday.
Pakistan has been trying to convince regional countries and other members of the international community to continue their engagement with Afghanistan since the Taliban consolidated their political control in the neighboring state in August.
The Pakistani prime minister informed in his recent Twitter posts he had initiated a dialogue with the Taliban to form a more inclusive administration after a lengthy meeting with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe last week.
"We do not see the positive statements of Prime Minister Imran Khan as interference in the internal matters of Afghanistan," Mujahid was quoted by Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper on Tuesday.
"The spokesperson further added that Pakistan, Qatar and China were playing an active role for stability in Afghanistan," said the news report.
Mujahid maintained the cabinet formation was still an ongoing process and the Taliban were "heading towards an inclusive government."
"More people from different ethnicities including Hazaras, technocrats and educated people have been inducted in the interim cabinet. The cabinet formation is not complete yet and more people will also be included in it," he added.
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has also reached New York to discuss the situation in Afghanistan at the United Nations General Assembly and urge the world to prevent the economic implosion in the war-battered country since it could lead to a humanitarian disaster.