Pak Afghan Ties
Says establishment of such markets will create employment opportunities for locals, help check smuggling.
Visiting Hazara leader from Afghanistan meets PM, army chief.
Also meets Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, thanks Pakistan for "consistent support".
Afghan Unity Party's Mohammad Karim Khalili will meet PM Imran and FM Qureshi during three-day trip to Islamabad.
"Pakistan will take necessary steps to remove hurdles in the smooth flow of trade between the two countries," he says.
US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Amb Zalmay Khalilzad meets COAS Gen Bajwa.
“There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan," the premier says.
Afghan minister says Kabul committed to providing all facilities to Islamabad for increasing investment opportunities.
Imran Khan expresses concern over high levels of violence in Afghanistan, calls on "all sides" to work to reduce it.
FM Qureshi says Taliban keen to make peace talks fruitful.
The latest visit by the Taliban team comes in the backdrop of a 20-day break in intra-Afghan talks and upcoming transition in US.
"In the first phase, Pakistan will lay a 11km-long railway track from Chaman to Spin Boldak," says Sheikh Rashid.
FM Qureshi speaks to Afghan counterpart on the sidelines of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting.
The proposed PTA is estimated to enhance the volume of bilateral trade to nearly $5 billion in the next five years.
PM’s aide says India is trying to destabilise Pakistan while the latter is making continuous efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
Too often spoilers have tried to drive a wedge which has prevented the relationship from developing to its full potential.
PM says his visit to Kabul "was another step towards conveying Pakistan's commitment to peace in Afghanistan".
Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on "shared vision" for peace and stability in both countries and the region.
Focus will be on deepening bilateral ties, peace process and regional economic development.
Razak calls on Afghan president, discusses range of issues pertaining to trade and economic integration.
Discussions will focus on a new era of trade and investment cooperation.
Expresses hope Afghanistan’s new ambassador to Pakistan will help “optimise Pak-Afghan bilateral relations”.
During the meeting, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad appreciated Pakistan's untiring efforts for peace in the region.
Says Pakistan has always desired peace in Afghanistan, will spare no effort in restoring peace and stability in the country.
Deliberations with the Afghan side were held in a detailed and micro-level after a long time.
Premier says CPEC can facilitate both Islamabad, Kabul to become trade hubs.
"History has shown us that foreign interference has never been successful in Afghanistan," he says.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will speak at the seminar as the chief guest.
Hekmatyar’s visit to Pakistan was particularly interesting, especially to those who have been following Afghan politics.
Islamabad urged to facilitate Afghan investment in Pakistan.