Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Karzai to visit Pakistan from June 10-11

On the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari, Afghan President Hamid Karzai will undertake a two-day visit of Pakistan from Friday, a Foreign Office statement issued said on Wednesday.

“Pakistan and Afghanistan enjoy close cordial relations. President Karzai’s visit will contribute to further enhancing friendship and close cooperative ties between the two brotherly peoples and countries,” the statement added.

The question for many is whether Pakistan can or should try and persuade Afghan Taliban based on its soil to join peace talks with the government in Kabul and the US-led military coalition supporting it. agencies