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Due in Islamabad, Karzai underlines cordial Af-Pak relations

Due in Islamabad, Karzai underlines cordial Af-Pak relations

Jun 01, 2016 - 13:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Ex-president Hamid Karzai would visit Islamabad next month in response to an invitation from Pakistaninfo-icon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a news report said on Wednesday.

He expressed his gratitude to Sharif and prayed for his early recovery from a recent heart surgery in London."I've received an invitation from Sharif a couple of days back."

According to The Express Tribune, Karzai underlined the need for cordial ties between Kabul and Islamabad. He also thanked the Pakistan government and people for extending 'tremendous hospitality' to millions of Afghan refugees.

"The Afghans will remember their unprecedented support forever," remarked the former president, asking the Pakistani establishment to focus on strengthening relations with the Afghans instead of using pressure tactics.

He urged Pakistan to avoid imposing the strategic-depth theory on Afghanistaninfo-icon, saying it should be replaced with a policy of friendship and good neighbourliness.

Issues between the neighbours could be resolved politically through mutual understanding, he believed. He dispelled the impression the current Afghan government could not take decisions as a sovereign authority.



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