Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge cooperation against extremism


KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan have vowed to work more closely to combat extremism, Afghan president’s office said on Wednesday after talks between Hamid Karzai and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Karzai’s office said in a statement that the pair spoke by telephone on Tuesday evening and discussed areas where the two neighbours could cooperate more, including on economic ties.
“Both sides emphasised more cooperation and coordination between security institutions of the two countries in the war against terrorism,” the statement said.