Thursday, 26 November 2020, 12:37:09 pm
Prosperous Afghanistan essential for regional peace, socio-economic development: Asad
October 23, 2020

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that the dream of peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan is about to be realized.

Talking to Speaker of the Wolsey Jirga Mir Rahman Rahmani who called on him in Islamabad on Friday, he said that peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan would not only ensure regional peace and but it would also be vital for socio-economic development of the people of both the countries.

He said that Pakistan has always desired a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan which is not only in the interest of Pakistan but also for the entire region.

The Speaker said that parties to the Afghan peace process should seize the opportunity for perpetual peace in the country.

While apprising his Afghan Counterpart about the achievements of the Pak-Afghan Parliamentary Friendship Group, Speaker Asad Qaiser said that tariff barriers and procedural impediments in mutual and Afghan Transit Trade have been removed, facilitation on borders for visitors and trading community has been ensured besides easing visa policy for students, visitors and patients.

Mir Rahman Rahman Speaker of the Wolsey Jirga lauded Speaker Asad Qaiser's efforts to enhance bilateral trade especially focusing on the issues of Transit trade and opening new trade routes on Pak-Afghan border.

He said that Afghanistan values high its ties with Pakistan since people on both sides of the border were tied in eternal bonds of religion, culture and ethnicity.

He appreciated efforts of Speaker Asad Qaiser to harmonize relations between both the nations.

Earlier, Mir Rahman Rahman Speaker of the Wolsey Jirga planted sapling in front Parliamentary building to symbolize that the relations between both countries would grow ever like green and fruitful tree.

Later on he also inscribed his comments in the Guest book of National Assembly of Pakistan.