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Pakistan reiterates support for peaceful, stable Afghanistan

Pakistan reiterates support for peaceful, stable Afghanistan

May 05, 2015 - 11:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif places great emphasis on strong, stable and cooperative ties with Afghanistaninfo-icon under his vision for a peaceful and prosperous neighborhood. 

Pakistan’s state-run Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reports: "Such ties were mutually beneficial both for Pakistan as well as Afghanistan and would enhance regional peace, trade and economic opportunities for the people of the two countries," Dar said while talking to his Afghan counterpart Eklil Ahmad Hakimi in Baku on Monday.  

Dar gave the Afghan Finance Minister an update on progress achieved on the decisions taken during the meeting between the two Finance Ministers last November.

He said Pakistan had made continuous efforts to implement, as far as possible, all the decisions. 

For facilitation of transit trade, efforts were being made like development of Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) System which would help in bringing transparency in the system and enable the Afghan importers and Customs authorities in both countries to trace the cargo en-route to Afghanistan.

Pakistan had resumed work on incomplete projects in Afghanistan in healthinfo-icon, educationinfo-icon sectors etc. 

Dar said that funds for the Torkham-Jalalabad Highway had been released and the contractor would remobilize on ground within this month. Furthermore, the Rehman Baba School Boys Hostel would be completed very soon.      

Eklil Ahmad Hakimi expressed appreciation on Pakistan's eagerness on completing projects in Afghanistan and said he would see to it that on all important matters, responses from the Afghan side were expedited. 

Dar said South Asian countries had opened their doors to the rest of the worldinfo-icon but there was lack of market integration and weak connectivity within the region. The demand for infrastructure, particularly electricity, was growing rapidly in the region as the economies modernized and shifted resources from agricultureinfo-icon to industry.  


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