PESHAWAR, 28 November: Pakistani Pakhtun political leaders have assured Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that they would continue their efforts for restoring peace and stability in the region.

A delegation of Pakistan’s Pakhtun political leaders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, a statement issued from the Presidential Palace said.

The delegation comprised of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan, Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Quomi Watan Party chief Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, former governor KP Shaukatullah, senator Afrasyab Khattak and former ambassador Ayaz Wazir.

Matters pertaining to bilateral relations and interest came under discussion, the statement said. It added that the Afghan president urged the Pakistani nationalist leaders to play their role in establishing peace and bringing insecurity to an end in the region.

Speaking on behalf of the Pakistani delegation, Aftab Sherapo said that they had come with the message of peace. He further said that they had always strived for the peaceful resolution of Afghan issue and would continue their efforts for establishing peace in the region.

The Pakistani delegation also met with former Afghani President Hamid Karzai and other leaders and discussed different matters pertaining to normalizing bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries.

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