Pakistan committed to regional peace: Gilani
KABUL (PAN): The Pakistani prime minister says he has appealed to insurgents to join the reconciliation process initiated by the Afghan government in response to President Hamid Karzai’s request for help.
“I appealed to all factions of Taliban to support the president in his endeavours to bring about peace through reconciliation in Afghanistan,” Yusuf Raza Gilani was quoted as saying in a statement from the Pakistan embassy in Kabul
At a meeting with UK’s Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell, Gilani said his country remained committed to peace in the region. He sought help from the British government for the development of the tribal region near the Afghanistan border.
Praising Gilani’s bold initiative to support the Afghan peace process, Mitchell said the British government was looking forward to the premier’s visit to the UK in May.
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