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Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad and discussed with him the security situation in the country.

The Interior Minister apprised the Prime Minister about his meetings with the British leadership during his recent visit to the United Kingdom.


Pakistan reiterates firm support to development of Afghanistan.

Pakistan is fully committed to multi-dimensional development and cooperation with Afghanistan in trans-regional development cooperation among the regional countries. This was stated by Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while addressing the 6th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan in Kabul on Friday. He said transforming Afghanistan into an “Asian roundabout” need not only internal initiatives but also substantive cooperation of other regional countries. He said Pakistan is working on a number of cross-border and trans-regional connectivity projects. These are related to infrastructure, road and rail links energy, and promotion of trade and investment. He said we have expedited work on rail connectivity projects, including Peshawar-Jalalabad and Chaman-Spinboldak Rail Links between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Sartaj Aziz said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor can also play a transformative role for Pakistan as well as the whole region. He said it would provide a competitive transit route for trade between western China, Central Asia and Afghanistan. Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz also called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul and discussed bilateral relations and the regional situation. Sartaj Aziz also met with Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar in Kabul and exchanged views on security issues and overall situation of the region.


Pakistan and Bosnia have agreed to enhance bilateral trade ties.

The agreement reached during a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain held a meeting with his Bosnian counterpart in Beijing. Matters relating to bilateral relations and economic cooperation came under discussion. President Mamnoon said Pakistan highly values its ties with Bosnia. He said Pakistan wants to enhance trade volume with Bosnia.


Prime Minister's advisor Sartaj Aziz held a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani in Kabul.

Matters of bilateral interest as well as regional situation discussed in the meeting. Earlier on arrival at Kabul airport, Sartaj Aziz was received by deputy national security advisor, senior afghan officials and Pakistani diplomats. Sartaj Aziz is in Kabul for important talks with the afghan leaders.


Pakistan says it is committed to promoting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan for the best interest of the two countries as well as the region.

This was stated by foreign office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad. He said Pakistan fully supports afghan-led and afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process.


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