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Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf meets member of an Afghan Parliamentary delegation. — Photo by Dawn

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians from Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed on Wednesday there should not be supremacy of any third country in the region before and after the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 2014.

In a joint declaration adopted at the conclusion of the seventh round of two-day bilateral parliamentary dialogue facilitated by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency, they said the leadership role of any third country was not needed in the region.

“The two countries must work together to convert challenges into opportunities,” they said, noting that the prospect of Nato pullout offered opportunities and posed challenged for their countries.

The parliamentarians urged the two governments to initiate proposals for setting up a South Asian parliament.

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Naveed Dec 13, 2012 06:07am
India is trying to influence Afghanistan through its relationship with the "Northern Alliance" to turn against Pakistan. Afghanistan and Pakistan are brothers. They should join hands to thwart capitalists, imperialists, colonialists, Zionists and Hinduists from gaining foothold in Afghan-Pakistan. They are after minerals, oil and warm waters (Balochistan). It is is simply a strategy for wealth grab.
rk from ny Dec 13, 2012 03:28pm
paranoia....!!!...its US that will decide who is what in the afpak area....and they dont care what these two say....