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    Pakistan serious in Afghanistan stability: MPs

    KABUL (PAN): An Afghan parliamentary delegation that recently returned from Pakistan on Tuesday said the Pakistani government was serious in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

    During its three-day visit to Pakistan, the delegation led by the Meshrano Jirga, Senate, chairman, Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, held talks with Pakistani counterparts and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the senators said on Tuesday.

    They quoted Gilani as saying that peace in Afghanistan was linked to peace and stability in the region and that Pakistan wanted the peace talks to be led by the Afghans.

    Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Senator Gul Ahmad Azimi said they had asked the Pakistani government to seriously support Afghanistan in its efforts for peace. The team asked Gilani to resolve problems concerning Afghan refugees, transit trade and others, he added.

    Gilani had promised to resolve all the problems highlighted by the Afghan lawmakers, he said, adding their Pakistani counterparts said terrorism needed to be fought jointly as it posed equal threat to the two nations.

    On February 1, the Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Kahar in a meeting with President Humid Kara, reiterated Pakistan's robust support for the reconciliation plan.