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.

Opinion

Who benefits more?
Updated 03 Aug 2021

Who benefits more?

It’s been widely assumed that China was always going to secure the most benefits.
Back to the future
Updated 02 Aug 2021

Back to the future

A civil war next door would pose serious threats to Pakistan’s security and multidimensional challenges.

Editorial

03 Aug 2021

Changing GB’s status

THE government’s plans to accord a provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan are progressing steadily and...
Taliban assault
03 Aug 2021

Taliban assault

Intra-Afghan peace talks should be promoted, but the global community must be ready for the imminent collapse of the Afghan state.
03 Aug 2021

Cancelling Aurat March

THE cancellation of Aurat March Faisalabad is exactly one of those ‘isolated incidents’ which, when viewed...
02 Aug 2021

Row over NCSW

SOME matters are simply too important to play politics on. Protection of women’s rights is one of them....
02 Aug 2021

Mismanaging LNG

PAKISTAN’S purchase of expensive LNG cargoes for the September-October delivery in less than three weeks after...
Against their will
Updated 02 Aug 2021

Against their will

Estimates indicate that some 1,000 girls from minority communities are forcibly converted to Islam every year in Pakistan.