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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to launch combined efforts to curb terrorism

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to launch combined efforts to curb terrorism
June 11, 2017

PESHAWAR, 11 June: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday agreed to make combined efforts to curb the menace of terrorism.

The Foreign Office said agreement in this regard was reached in a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. Nawaz Sharif expressed grief over the death of 150 people in a blast in Kabul and said terrorists are common enemies of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mr Sharif also informed the Afghan president about the human and material losses in the war against terrorism and said joint efforts were needed to eliminate the menace.

The Foreign Office said both the leaders agreed to use the platform of the four-nation contact group of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and United States to launch combined efforts against terrorism. The prime minister said Pakistan wants resolution of Afghan issue through talks and will continue its efforts in this regard.

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