Member Afghan Parliament calls on Prime Minister

Member Afghan Parliament calls on Prime Minister


Islamabad, February 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Pakistan would extend its full support to an intra Afghan dialogue among all segments of society for the peace and security of Afghanistan.

This was stated by the Prime Minister while talking to Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq, Member Afghan Parliament and Head of Hizb-e-Wahadat Mardam-e-Afghan Party in a meeting at the PM’s House this afternoon.

Underscoring the importance of peace in Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said that entire region’s progress and development is linked with it. He said that Pakistan is desirous of friendly relations with all ethnic and political groups in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s firm resolve for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan and assured the delegation of all possible support in this regard. He maintained that stability in Afghanistan is essential for stability in Pakistan.

Talking about the recent tragic incident in Quetta involving the Hazara Community, the Prime Minister said that government has ordered a targeted operation against elements responsible for killing innocent civilians. He expressed the resolve of the government to fight this menace till they are completely wiped out. He said that they are enemies of mankind.

Earlier the Prime Minister welcomed Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq on his visit to Pakistan saying that his earlier visit in October 2011 was very fruitful in enhancing understanding between the two brotherly countries.

Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq expressed condolences on the death of those who passed away in the tragic incident in Quetta and offered Fateha.

Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq thanked the government of Pakistan for establishing university in Balakh for the Afghan students and hoped that it would be inaugurated soon. He also expressed gratitude to the government of Pakistan for scholarships for Afghan students who are studying in different disciplines in Pakistan.

Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq agreed with the Prime Minister to work jointly to defeat the forces of terrorism and militancy. Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms. Hina Ribbani Khar and senior officials were present during the meeting.

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