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PublishDate: Saturday, November 30, 201311:59

Pak PM to hold talks wit

It will be Sharif’s first visit to Afghanistan since he came into power in May.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today left on a day-long visit to Kabul where he will hold talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to firm up the peace process with the Taliban in the war-torn country.

It will be Sharif’s first visit to Afghanistan since he came into power in May.

Bilateral relations, peace process

He would hold talks with Karzai and members of High Peace Council on bilateral relations and the peace process following the withdrawal of the US-led coalition forces from Afghanistan.

Prior to his departure, Sharif told reporters here that peace in Afghanistan is a priority for Pakistan and all efforts would be taken to accomplish that.

He is accompanied by Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and other officials. Member National Assembly Mahmood Khan Achakzai is also accompanying him.

Sharif’s visit is taking place at a time when important political and security transitions are underway in Afghanistan marked by forthcoming elections and NATO/ISAF troop drawdown in 2014.
(Business Line)

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