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Pakistan making sincere efforts for success of Afghan peace process: Pak FM

Pakistan making sincere efforts for success of Afghan peace process: Pak FM
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Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said Pakistan is making sincere efforts for the success of the ongoing Afghan peace process, and has played its due role in the development of the country.

Addressing the seventh round of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Track-II Dialogue in Islamabad, he said peace in Afghanistan is imperative for regional connectivity, and the Afghan people have to decide their future themselves.

“We extended 6,000 fully-funded scholarships to Afghan students. To encourage female education, we [allocated] 100 seats to female candidates form Afghanistan,” Pak FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.

Mentioning a number of examples in this regard, the minister said Afghanistan is a major trading partner of Pakistan, and the two countries carry out trade through rail and road.

Over 50,000 Afghans have studied in Pakistani educational institutes and are now working in the public and private sector in Afghanistan, he added .

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