Islamabad, March 31, 2016 (PPI-OT):Afghan Ambassador, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday. He expressed deep sense of grief and dismay over the sad incident that occurred in Lahore, resulting in loss of precious lives besides inflicting injuries on a number of others.
The Afghan Envoy conveyed to the Finance Minister, message of condolences from the government and people of Afghanistan for the Government and people of Pakistan. He said Afghan people share the pain and anguish that the Pakistani brethren have suffered and stand by them in this hour of grief.
The Minister thanked the Envoy for the kind sentiments expressed for the government and people of Pakistan. He said the tragic incident only further strengthened the resolve of the Pakistani nation to eliminate the scourge of terrorism. The Finance Minister on this occasion also discussed with the Afghan Envoy on current profile of Pak-Afghan economic cooperation with particular focus on steps for developing trade and enhancing communication linkages with a view to promoting regional connectivity.
The Finance Minister said Pakistan took great pride in relations with the brotherly Islamic country. He reiterated the mutual desire of leadership of both countries to take Pak-Afghan cooperation to greater heights. The Afghan envoy said he looked forward to making special efforts to build up volume of bilateral trade and augment economic cooperation between the two countries. He said he would welcome support from the Pakistani side in this regard. Senior officials of the Finance Ministry were present on the occasion.
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