Zardari, Karzai firm on continuing efforts to ensure regional peace

President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday reiterated to continue the ongoing fight against terrorism and extremism till the restoration of regional peace.

The one-on-one meeting between the two leaders at the presidential palace, focused on a range of issues including bilateral relations and regional situation with specific reference to Afghanistan’s scenario after start of leaving of U.S troops.

President Zardari who arrived here on a day-long visit to offer Fateha and condolence over the death of younger brother of Hamid Karzai.

Briefing media spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that President Zardari told his Afghan counterpart that Pakistan was a strong supporter of Afghanistan’s peace and stability.

He said Pakistan believed that the solution to Afghan problem rested with its people who must be given opportunity to decide about their future.

President Zardari said it was the time to prioritize the well being of Afghan people who had been suffering the effects of war-ravaged economy for decades.

He said Pakistan would act as a supportive neighbour to Afghanistan in its efforts to attain development, peace and prosperity.

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai thanked President Zardari and his delegation for this gesture.