The Nation being “Heart of Asia”, Afghanistan has a very rich culture and history. Historically, it played significant role in the political, cultural, economic and spiritual development ofCentral and SouthAsia and even beyond. Being a major route of the ancient Silk Road, Afghanistan connected the great civilizations of China, South and Central Asia with the West. It is for this reason, historians called this country as, “the cross-road of civilizations and cultures”. However, this cultural richness and its geostrategic location always attracted powerful invaders throughout the history resulting in the destruction and devastation of this land. Nevertheless, it remained united as one Nation through the ups and downs of its turbulent history. The recent unrest in modern Afghan history was the Soviet invasion which resulted in the over three decade long conflict. Although Afghan Nation came triumphant of the invasion, it was the internal fighting that hinderedAfghanistan to become a stable and prosperous country. However, after the tragic incident of 9/11 the world community came to assist Afghanistan. Since then Afghanistan has made significant progress in political, social and economic sectors. The development in education, health, infrastructure and other social sectors is nonparallel. However, beside these achievements the country faces major challenges in safeguarding these gains and bringing sustainable peace and stability. Afghanistan and Pakistan share common religion, culture and history. Based on these commonalities theAfghan President, H.E. Hamid Karzai calls both the Nations as twin brothers. The Afghan President visited Pakistan several times during the past few years which show commitment and goodwill of Afghanistan towards its brotherly neighbor. However, there are areas that need an enhanced cooperative approach to eliminate misunderstandings and to find mutually acceptable solutions. Pakistan's celebrated national poet, Allama Mohammad Iqbal, how rightly characterizedAfghanistan as being at the heart ofAsia, saying that a stableAfghanistan was really the essential key to stability across all ofAsia. It is time for both the nations to join hands for a peaceful, developed and a stable neighborhood. At this 93rd Independence celebrations, Afghanistan stands committed for deep friendly and sincere relations with Pakistan based on mutual respects for the well-being and prosperity of both the Nations.