KABUL - A top Pakistani official has told Tolo news that he calls the Taliban ‘tyrants' and identifies them as hired murderers.
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rahman Malik stressed the need for joint combat against terrorism at the sideline of talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistani Premier Yosuf Raza Gilani. I want to tell the people of Afghanistan let's together launch a joint fight against insurgents who are against peace and stability in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistani Interior Minister Rahman Malik told Tolo news.
Meanwhile, Hina Rabbani Khar Pakistan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs told Tolo news that Pakistan is prepared to act honestly for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Pakistan and Afghanistan should act like two brothers against their common enemy, Rahman Malik said.
If there is peace in Afghanistan, the situation in Pakistan will also go better. Security in both nations depends on joint cooperation between the two nations. We should fight against our common enemy, Rahman Malik said.
Hina Rabbani Khar told Tolo news that a peaceful Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan.
I would like to assure you that Pakistani government will not only consider and study suggestions from Afghan government based on mutual interests, but it will also take concrete measures, Hina Rabbani Khar said. Now it's up to Afghanistan to make clear what type of cooperation it wants from Pakistan.
She said formation of joint commission for peace and stability between Afghanistan and Pakistan is a vital step taken in the path to peace in Afghanistan.
Pakistan would be the first to suffer if there was no peace and stability in Afghanistan, she said.
Pakistan is immensely believed to play a crucial role in Afghan peace efforts considering the country's knowledge of insurgents mainly sheltered in lawless Northern and Southern regions.
During his last visit to Kabul Pakistani Premier Yosuf Raza Gilani insisted that Pakistan should be considered as part of the solution, not the problem. (Tolo News)