Economic Development
Afghanistan Reconnected
Pakistan is keen to continue working with Afghanistan in pursuit of connectivity and energy projects linking Pakistan with Central Asia, said Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Ministers Adviser on Foreign Affairs, while speaking at a conference: Afghanistan Reconnected: Linking Energy Suppliers to Consumers in Asia. The conference was organized by East West Institute (Brussels, Belgium) and co-hosted by SDPI here at Islamabad. The Adviser said peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan is in Pakistan's vital national interest. He said last week's visit to Pakistan by President Karzai was helpful in building trust enhancing mutual understanding reaffirming the commitment to work together to promote peace and reconciliation and determining ways to strengthen bilateral relations. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story