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)
January 28, 2013 5:20 pm
The two worries are interconnected.
NASAH (USA)
January 28, 2013 5:24 pm
This shows the future is bright for peace and prosperity of the region after the Americans and the NATO leave Afghanistan.
krishnan
January 29, 2013 11:43 am
possible if there was a time machine, it came before this meeting
Sabrine
January 28, 2013 7:19 pm
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
January 28, 2013 7:20 pm
General is right, Afghan peace impacts Pakistan peace and we all neighbors includiing India, Pak, Bangladesh and Afganistan should live peacfully.
Babu Khan
January 28, 2013 10:46 pm
When your own house is burning you do no go out to save your neighbours.
ram
January 28, 2013 11:57 pm
Instead....Enter Iran.... No Fence for Defence!!! But first Deport all illegal and jail who got illegitame I.D.
SPar
January 29, 2013 12:33 am
This is the exact problem. Pakistani authorities will seek sustainable peace everywhere else excepting for Pakistan.
Tojo
January 29, 2013 1:35 am
It is absolutely vital that there be increase defence cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan in the mutual interest of both countries.
yasir
January 28, 2013 2:59 pm
Pakistan seeks sustainable peace, security in Pakistan
Khanm
January 28, 2013 12:57 pm
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
January 28, 2013 3:40 pm
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
January 28, 2013 2:19 pm
Hiding OBL and Mullah Omar while arming the Taliban are unlikely tactics to achieve what the general claims to want.
Muhammad Ahsan KHAN
January 28, 2013 2:11 pm
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
January 28, 2013 1:50 pm
Was the Indian army chief's furious reaction connected to the Afghan, Pakistan military cooperation. Doesn't look coincidental to me.
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