AfPak Commission to identify shared woes
Pak-Afghan MPs negotiations end
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan laying great emphasis on joint efforts to tackle terrorism have stressed on the need of establishing a joint commission to identify problems between them.
According to the joint statement released at the end of two days talks between the parliamentarians from Pakistan and Afghanistan, delegates from the two sides laid great emphasis on joint efforts to tackle the problem of terrorism which has not only caused death and destruction in the region but has been the major impediment in the development of both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
They urged cooperation of each other's Parliament to bring to the notice of their respective Governments problems identified by the other side for immediate remedial action.
This, they thought, would greatly help in bringing the two countries further closer to each other.
The two sides felt the need of establishing a Joint Commission, established already, to identify problems between them.
The task of the Commission would be to find solutions to these problems which will help in cementing brotherly relations between the two neighbors.
The intelligence agencies of the two countries, Parliamentarians felt, were pursuing their own individual interest whereas terrorism was a common enemy demanding collective action by the agencies of the two countries.
Parliamentarians expressed concern on longer delays for clearance of goods under Afghan Transit Trade which was causing huge financial loss. They agreed on finding a solution to this long over-due problem for streamlining business relation between the two countries.
Parliamentarians felt the need and importance of media in molding public opinion. It can play a positive role in bridging the trust deficit that
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