Thursday, February 9

Peaceful, prosperous Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan: NA Speaker

Islamabad, January 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Afghan peace process would be culmination of an era of peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region. Talking to Afghan Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Chairman Muhammad Karim Khalili in Islamabad, he reiterated Pakistan’s all-out support to Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process.

He said Pakistan steadfast to support an inclusive broad based and political solution to afghan peace process and parties to the peace process should seize this opportunity and engage constructively for ending decade’s old conflict in Afghanistan. The Speaker said that Islamabad desirous of seeing a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan which is in the best interest of Pakistan and the entire region as well.

He said that positive progression in the peace negotiations depicts the commitment of the Afghan leadership in the peace process and with the advent of peace; the country would lead towards sustainable development. During the meeting, Pak-Afghan relations and the political situation in the region and issues of mutual interest came discussion.

He said Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in National Assembly taking the lead discussed and forwarded recommendations for removing impediments in strengthening bilateral relations and trade. He also said that Afghan brethren would also benefit from the visa facilitation for visitors, students specially patients while 6000 scholarships are being offered for Afghan students.

Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Leader Muhammad Karim Khalili said that Afghanistan appreciates Pakistan’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan. He said that Afghan nation is grateful to Pakistan for its long-term hospitality of Afghan refugees. He appreciated Speaker Asad Qaiser for these initiatives for bringing the political leadership and people of both the countries more closely.

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