PM: (PM calls for joint efforts to eliminate terrorism)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he has a vision of comprehensive and enduring partnership with Afghanistan that contributes to the security and prosperity of the two nations.

Talking to Speaker Wolesi Jirga of Afghanistan Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi here on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its brotherly ties with Afghanistan.

He highlighted Pakistan’s vital stake in peace, stability and development in Afghanistan. He stressed the need for reinforcing efforts for peace and development in the region.

He emphasised Pakistan believes that terrorism is a common enemy and Pakistan and Afghanistan need to work together to get rid of this menace.

He expressed the hope that Pakistan’s engagement in sincere and consistent efforts for promoting peace and reconciliation through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process would bring lasting peace in Afghanistan.

He noted that the Quadrilateral Coordination Group has been making good progress in right direction. The speaker applauded the role of Pakistani nation for hosting Afghan migrants for 30 years.

He said that Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif’s stand is very clear and his policy and vision is appreciable towards peace process.

Meanwhile, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here. They discussed matters of bilateral interest.