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Media urged to help boost Af-Pak cooperation

Media urged to help boost Af-Pak cooperation

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:55

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon should ensure stability in the region for the prosperity of coming generations, the Pakistani minister of state for information has said.

Stability in the region was a must to let the people live in peace and harmonym Marriyum Aurangzeb told a delegation of Afghan journalists in Islamabad on Friday.

Pakistan attached great importance to cooperative relations with Afghanistan as both countries shared common history, culture and religion, she said.

Pakistan was ready to do all that it could to restore peace in Afghanistan because a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in its own interest, the cabinet member added.

Journalists could play an important role in bringing the peoples and governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan closer to ensure success of the efforts for peace, she believed.

Islamabad was following a policy of a peaceful neighborhood so that the regional states could achieve their common goals of eliminating poverty and ushering in an era of progress, the minister continued.

Maryam Aurangzeb said Pakistan and Afghanistan had suffered heavily in men and material due to terrorism and extremism -- common enemies of both countries .

She urged media to deny space to voices that triggered misunderstandings and rise help spread the message of peace and love.

The visiting media delegation promised to help promote good relations between the two countries. She said Pakistan would take measures to facilitate a meaningful interaction between journalists of the two countries.


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