Pak, Afghan decide to hold a joint jirga after Eid

September 10th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad , Sept 10 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that a joint jirga between Pakistan and Afghanistan will be held soon after Eid, ostensibly to resolve the issues relating to the Pak-Afghan border area.

Afghanistan has time and again accused Pakistan of fanning terrorism into Afghanistan from across the border.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to initiate the Jirga process and hopefully a joint Jirga will take place in Islamabad immediately after Eid, he said.

A list of Jirga participants had already been exchanged between the two governments, he said and added All important figures have been included in the Jirga.

To a question, the minister said Pakistan also gave importance to the peace process with India . The composite dialogue between Pakistan and India had been useful and Pakistan wanted to remain engaged in a constructive manner, he added.

He said the Pakistan government had decided to consult all major political parties on the issue of Kashmir . (ANI)

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