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Nasser Khan Janjua to travel to Afghanistan today

National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua will leave for Kabul today (Saturday) to hold talks with Afghan counterpart Haneef Atmar on bilateral relations and regional security issues.
Nasser Khan Janjua will also meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and NDS Chief during the one-day visit, for which he was invited by Afghan National Security Adviser.
The representatives of the neighbouring countries are expected to formulate a policy to work together and chalk out a way forward to improve bilateral relations and enhance cooperation.
On February 3, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, while addressing the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Solidarity (APAPS) in Kabul, remarked that Pakistan and Afghanistan instead of blame game should engage in concrete cooperation.
A top-level delegation of Pakistan’s civil and military leadership, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, had travelled to Afghanistan to attend the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Working Group meeting.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed the meeting and said Pakistan had proposed five joint working groups, focusing on ensuring a comprehensive engagement for countering terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugee repatriation and connectivity.
The FO spokesperson also reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue to support efforts for peace in Afghanistan, but the Afghan government needs to reach a settlement with different Afghan groups.