ISLAMABAD, Nov 15: Iran and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to immediately hold foreign ministers’ level talks to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

The understanding was reached at meetings held between the interior ministers of both the countries over the past two days. The Iranian foreign minister is likely to visit Pakistan for holding the talks, an announcement said.

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari also called on President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Thursday.

The President at the meeting said that Pakistan and Iran must work in close coordination for bringing durable peace and stability to Afghanistan, said a press release.

On Pakistan-Iran relations, the President said that both the countries enjoyed cordial, brotherly and close relations based on mutual interest. He called for further strengthening of the bilateral relations.

He commented that he recently had useful discussion with President Khatami on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session and hoped there would be more meetings and exchange of visits between the leaders of the two brotherly countries.



New Covid danger
30 Nov 2021

New Covid danger

The government’s messaging around the coronavirus and the potential threat of Omicron must be reactivated.
Updated 30 Nov 2021

Saudi conditions

DECADES of fiscal profligacy have trapped the country in a situation where it not only has to borrow more money to...
30 Nov 2021

Mental health concerns

THE economic and psychological effects of Covid-19, combined with the issues of joblessness and inflation, have had ...
Land misuse
Updated 29 Nov 2021

Land misuse

THE contrast could not be more stark, and elite capture no better illustrated. On the one hand are the middle-class...
29 Nov 2021

Act of altruism

DECEASED organ donation needs to become part of the national discourse. To that end, our lawmakers must adopt a far...
29 Nov 2021

Animal neglect

THE callousness shown by our state and society towards humanity is often such that it comes as no surprise that less...