1 Updates
Pakistan assures support to promote Afghan peace process
Photo Credit: AAMIR QURESHI, Getty Images

Pakistan assures support to promote Afghan peace process

Sep 4 2013, 4:34am CDT | by IANS

Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

Islamabad, Sep 4 — Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace,...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

33 weeks ago

Pakistan assures support to promote Afghan peace process

Sep 4 2013, 4:34am CDT | by IANS

Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

Islamabad, Sep 4 — Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

"We remain committed to supporting efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan in an inclusive, Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process," Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said at a seminar on Afghanistan themed on energy and connectivity here Wednesday.

Aziz said both Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to work together in a number of energy and connectivity projects besides reaffirming their commitment to further strengthen trade ties under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA).

Stating that Afghanistan has invited Pakistan for a joint investment in the Kunar hydro power project, Aziz said the project would produce 1500 MW electricity to be shared by the two countries.

He also stated that the two countries would pursue with the World Bank the early finalisation of the 170-km Torkham-Jalalabad new rail link connecting Peshawar in Pakistan with Jalalabad in Afghanistan.

"Our region is blessed with immense potentials in terms of natural resources, which if tapped efficiently can yield benefits to the entire region and Afghanistan occupies an important position in the region, straddling Central, West and South Asia," the APP quoted the prime minister's adviser as saying.

Stating that Pakistan was keen to continue working with Afghanistan in pursuit of connectivity and energy projects linking Pakistan with central Asia, Aziz said discussions were also continuing on extending APTTA to Tajikistan by finalising the tripartite agreement under consideration of the three sides.

According to him, as a country struggling to emerge out of decades of instability, Afghanistan was expected to face serious challenges, which could be overcome through a sustained effort involving financial and technical support, infrastructure and human resources.

He said Afghanistan is ideally located to connect energy suppliers and users in its neighbourhood and beyond and gave the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and Central Asia South Asia (CASA-1000) as two examples of projects which make Afghanistan a 'connector'.

These projects hold substantial economic advantages for Afghanistan, in addition to speeding up its own reconstruction and development efforts, he added.

Azsiz also said that just last month, Pakistan had signed a tripartite agreement with Afghanistan and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) extending the stay of refugees till December 2015.

"We hope this time will be used to prepare for the return of the refugees to their homeland," he said.

"We continue to believe that their early, honourable and voluntary return, as well as sustainable reintegration, is possible if conducive conditions are created inside Afghanistan," the prime minister's adviser said.

Aziz also emphasised that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a vision of a peaceful and prosperous neighbourhood, with stable and cooperative relations with all neighbours including Afghanistan.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Odyne Systems, LLC Partners with Allison Transmission’s Midwest Distributor, Inland Power, to Deliver on $45.4 Million Contract
Odyne Systems, LLC Partners with Allison Transmission’s Midwest Distributor, Inland Power, to Deliver on $45.4 Million Contract
Department of Energy Program Administered Through the Electric Power Research Institute to Apply Over 120 Odyne Plug-In Hybrid Systems to Trucks Throughout North America
 
 
EmpowHer Institute to Honor Four Amazing and Unstoppable Women at the Annual Girls to Greatness Luncheon Saturday, April 26, 2014 – the Beverly Hills Hotel
Honorees include: Musette Buckley – Senior V.P., Warner Bros. Pictures; The Honorable LaDoris (Dot) Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy; Renata Simril, Senior V.P. of External Affairs at The Los Angeles Dodgers; Denita Willoughby, Regional V.P. of External Affairs at Southern California Gas Company.
 
 
DDA Seeks Businesses and Tenants for "Suite Spot @ Sugar Hill"
The City of Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority is recruiting businesses and tenants for sought after downtown area. Come grow with the City of Sugar Hill.
 
 
Obama Has Legal Duty to Provide Clemency for Drug Offenders Says Federal Clemency Advocacy Center
Federal criminal justice reform advocates support the Obama administration clemency review plans but say that much more is needed. Advocates say that the President has a legal and moral duty to commute the sentences of tens of thousands of people in prison for mandatory minimum sentences.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

What's Next For Google+ Now That Its Leader Has Suddenly Left?
Google+ has never gotten the respect its creator hoped, let alone gained much ground on its supposed target, Facebook. Now, Google’s attempt at a social network has lost its leader and chief evangelist, Vic Gundotra,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Amazon First Quarter Sales Pop 23%, Beat Street Expectations
E-commerce giant Amazon.com has kicked off 2014 on a strong note: a day after announcing a buzzy content licensing deal with HBO, the company reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings results. And on the news...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Intuitive Surgical is Now Oversold (ISRG)
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Oversold Conditions For Cepheid (CPHD)
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis...
Read more on Business Balla
 
American Homes 4 Rent Enters Oversold Territory (AMH)
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Hilary Winston on Being a Lady Boss and Bringing "Bad Teacher" to TV
Television is in constant need of more female voices and tonight on CBS, “Bad Teacher” premieres. The new comedy is based on the movie of the same name and stars Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Will Gay People Retire With Dignity?
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates 3 million LGBT elders live in the United States. As Baby Boomers age, that number will grow.  In some places, aging members of the LGBT community are driving a nascent...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Here's Why Elder Care May Be The Next Billion Dollar Technology Opportunity
I was asked recently which industries will be most disrupted by coming wave of innovation enabled by the Internet of Things. While no doubt all industries will be impacted long-term, I said some of the biggest changes...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Starbucks' Earnings Scorch Dunkin's With Same Store Sales Strength
Thursday morning Dunkin Brands reported weaker than anticipated earnings results blaming winter weather and sending shares of the company lower. Thursday afternoon rival Starbucks did not suffer the same fate. Starbucks...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Best Of FORBES: Questions From GM's Recall Crisis, Apple's Stock Split
“General Motors managed to weather its first quarter recall crisis by posting a slim profit Thursday. The company earned $125 million despite $1.3 billion in expenses to pay for recalling nearly 2.6 million vehicles...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla