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Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is ranked 28 on the Forbes list. – File photo by AP
Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. – File photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: During a meeting with Afghan Defence Minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Monday, army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani said Pakistan sought sustainable peace and security in Afghanistan, DawnNews reported.

On the occasion, the Afghan defence minister said it was important to increase defence cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The meeting that took place at the GHQ in Rawalpindi discussed the situation at the Pak-Afghan border along with other defence cooperation between the two countries.

The Afghan defence minister said Afghanistan would continue to seek guidance from Pakistan in its defence-related matters.

The two agreed on cooperation between the countries in order to fight terrorism.

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NASAH (USA) Jan 28, 2013 05:20pm
The two worries are interconnected.
NASAH (USA) Jan 28, 2013 05:24pm
This shows the future is bright for peace and prosperity of the region after the Americans and the NATO leave Afghanistan.
krishnan Jan 29, 2013 11:43am
possible if there was a time machine, it came before this meeting
Sabrine Jan 28, 2013 07:19pm
I think it is time we start asking this thing from our political leaders. What have they done to improve the security and stability? Pakistan Armed Forces have done enough already. His perspective is correct from Defence point of view and Indians desperately want us out of Afghanistan......and you want this introward approach to florish?
Hadi Jan 28, 2013 07:20pm
General is right, Afghan peace impacts Pakistan peace and we all neighbors includiing India, Pak, Bangladesh and Afganistan should live peacfully.
Babu Khan Jan 28, 2013 10:46pm
When your own house is burning you do no go out to save your neighbours.
ram Jan 28, 2013 11:57pm
Instead....Enter Iran.... No Fence for Defence!!! But first Deport all illegal and jail who got illegitame I.D.
SPar Jan 29, 2013 12:33am
This is the exact problem. Pakistani authorities will seek sustainable peace everywhere else excepting for Pakistan.
Tojo Jan 29, 2013 01:35am
It is absolutely vital that there be increase defence cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan in the mutual interest of both countries.
yasir Jan 28, 2013 02:59pm
Pakistan seeks sustainable peace, security in Pakistan
Khanm Jan 28, 2013 12:57pm
General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani said Pakistan sought sustainable peace and security in Afghanistan. let us worry about our stability and security. let us not worry about Afghanistan. We have already paid a heavy price.
karim Jan 28, 2013 03:40pm
Every terrorist in this world , whether Afghan, Arab, Chechen, Chinese, Somalian, Egyptian, Uzbek etc is present in Pakistan in large numbers have even have pockets of the country ceded to them by the Establishment. Pakistani awam has suffered tremendously due to foolish policies of khakis and Afghans or any other foreign govt will be foolish to trust these khakis.
andy fr dc Jan 28, 2013 02:19pm
Hiding OBL and Mullah Omar while arming the Taliban are unlikely tactics to achieve what the general claims to want.
Muhammad Ahsan KHAN Jan 28, 2013 02:11pm
It is strange that Afghan Defence Minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi meets the Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and not the Defence Minister of Pakistan. Is it simply a question of War and Piece where only the Army is concerned. I wonder why there is a Defence Minister in Pakistan?
Ahmed j Jan 28, 2013 01:50pm
Was the Indian army chief's furious reaction connected to the Afghan, Pakistan military cooperation. Doesn't look coincidental to me.