Afghanistan happy with Musharraf's resignation

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan government is welcoming Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation.

An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman says Musharraf "was not someone good for Afghanistan." He says the resignation will have a positive effect on the region.

Among other things, Afghanistan has accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of being behind an April assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai and the deadly bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul in July.

The spokesman says "Afghanistan wishes for a democratic and stable Pakistan, a government based on rules and laws." And he says his country is hoping for a Pakistani president that pursues peace by his actions, and not only through words.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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