Islamabad, November 12, 2012 (PPI-OT): Mr. Salahuddain Rabbani, Chairman Afghan Peace Council along with members of his delegation called on the Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at the Prime Minister’s House this evening and discussed with him matters of bilateral interests.
Welcoming the delegation, the Prime Minister said that the people of Pakistan had a special place for late Mr. Burhanuddin Rabbani.
The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the delegation during its current visit would hold discussions with Pakistani officials which will pave the way for closer relations between the two countries.
The Prime Minister said that there is consensus in Pakistan that both Afghanistan and Pakistan should work together for peace in the region.
Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, Chairman Afghan Peace Council thanked the Prime Minister for inviting the High Peace Council to Pakistan.
Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani said that the people of Afghanistan are grateful to the people of Pakistan for the assistance extended to them during their struggle against Soviet Union.
Referring to the attack on Malala Yousufzai, the Prime Minister said “the whole world has been shaken by the Malala incident”.
Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani commenting on the Malala incident said that the attack on a 14 years innocent school girl shows how vulnerable the attackers have become.
Dilating on the incidents of shelling on the borders both the leaders agreed that there should be increased coordination between the two countries to stop such incidents in future.
The Prime Minister said that both the countries have to work together and leave a legacy for our coming generations which is peaceful.
The Prime Minister assured the Afghan delegation that the government of Pakistan will do all what it takes for a peaceful Afghanistan.
Mr. Rehman Malik, Minister for Interior, Ms. Hina Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Secretary and other government officials were also present during the meeting.
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