Pak, Afghanistan discuss peace


 Kabul: Pakistan and Afghanistan Monday deliberated steps taken for normalcy in Afghanistan. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said: “Issues of mutual interest, progress on Afghan peace and reconciliation process and economic and trade issues between the two countries discussed.” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Monday. Earlier, Foreign Minister (FM) Qureshi held a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani as the former started his four-nation visit on Monday. Foreign minister Qureshi, who is accompanied by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and others representatives of the ministry, left for Kabul on Monday on the first leg of his three-day trip that is to take him to Sino, Iran, , and Russia at the end. In a talk before his departs, he stated that Pakistan wants stability in the region.  “The objective of his visit is to take the friendly countries into confidence on recent developments in the region,” he said. “We should understand each other’s’ problems and sit together to find solution to them,” the foreign minister said. “All forces of the region would have to take joint responsibility or the sake of lasting peace and development in the region.”