Gilani said that Pakistan wanted the new rules of engagement with the Member undone with a guarantee to respect the sovereignty of the country
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Gilani said that Pakistan wanted the new rules of engagement with the Member undone with a guarantee to respect the sovereignty of the country

Gardez : Afghanistan | Dec 21, 2011 at 11:27 AM PST
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Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that Pakistan wanted the new rules of engagement with the Member undone with a guarantee to respect the sovereignty of the country and the assurance of "no action Abbottabad-loving unilaterally in the future."



The Prime Minister said if any credible and actionable information was available, must be shared with Pakistan for the necessary action.



He emphasized that the drone attacks must be stopped, causing the collateral damage and were grossly detrimental to the government's efforts to isolate the terrorists from the local population.



The Prime Minister addressed the gathering of Afghan and Pakistani parliamentary delegations held under the auspicious of Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) to the PM House.



Cutting away from Pakistan fitted with NATO, the Shamsi air base socket left empty and boycotted the conference in Bonn in the aftermath of the attack instead of Nato control the Pakistani Army on November 26.



He said that Pakistan wanted the sovereign, independent Afghanistan, prosperous and stable, which was in his interest.



"Pakistan is a part of the solution and not part of the problem," said the prime minister.



Gilani said the assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head of the High Council for Peace in Afghanistan, was a severe setback to the efforts of peace and reconciliation because it was a great supporter of friendship between Pakistan and Afghanistan.



He accepted the suggestion of one of the co-chairmen of the delegation to inaugurate the University of Engineering being built in Balkh, Afghanistan with the assistance of Pakistan at a cost of U.S. $ 10 million.



Gilani said that Pakistan believed that the political process has been well established by the economic development and then performed the work of reconstruction in Afghanistan outside the United States has committed $ 330 million cash.



He said the projects in Pakistan to build a new block of Mazar Sharif Hospital and a 50 bed hospital in Gardez eye.



He said that Pakistan had also involved the construction of 50 elementary schools and 50 basic health units across Afghanistan.



At first, these elementary schools will be built in Herat, Baghlan, and in other provinces, he added.



Gilani said that Pakistan offered 2000 fully funded scholarships to Afghan students. Around six thousand Afghan students are enrolled in universities and colleges in Pakistan and some 500,000 Afghan refugee children to attend government or other schools in Pakistan.



He said that the new Transit Trade Agreement with Pakistan to Afghanistan had been in force since June 12 this year.



Most of the implementation of the said issues have been separated during the visit of Minister of Commerce of Afghanistan in Islamabad in September last, he added.



The prime minister said bilateral, Pakistan and Afghanistan had U.S. $ 2 billion annually and craft of the target was to improve the U.S. $ 45 billion by 2015.



He said that regional economic integration would help both Afghanistan and Pakistan alike. He said that projects like the BELTS, HOME-1000 as well as rail and road links could change the region.



He said that Pakistan hosting approximately 3 million Afghan refugees, however, and said: "We want the return of Afghan refugees to their country with honor, dignity and self-love.



The Prime Minister has asked the experts of Afghan parliamentary procedures to express his best wishes to his brother, President Hamid Karzai.



First, Co-President of the Parliamentary delegation and member of the Afghan Wolesi Jirga Abdul Latif Pedram thanked the Prime Minister to invite the delegation to the House of PM.



He said that Pakistan was very important for Afghanistan. He also thanked the government of Pakistan for financial and technical assistance in the fields of infrastructure, education and health.



Senator Besmellah Afghanmal, a member of the Meshrano Jirga and C.ia-chairman of the delegation, extended best wishes to Prime Minister on behalf of President Hamid Karzai.



It recalled the declaration of President Karzai that if Pakistan was attacked by both the United States or India, his country would take Pakistan first. He stressed the need to facilitate transit trade between Karachi and Kabul.



He expressed hope that relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan would be strengthened with the passage of time.



Although many projects in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan also assists in rebuilding Afghanistan's north.

SOURCE: APP

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Muhammad Asif Bashir is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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