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Pakistan, Turkey vow support for Afghan dialogue

ANKARA – Pakistan and Turkey voiced support for initiatives to stabilise conflict-torn Afghanistan on Wednesday, including efforts for dialogue with the Taliban.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Turkish President Abdullah Gul made the pledges in response to a question on whether Ankara had agreed to host a representation office for the Taliban and whether Islamabad would be ready to help any dialogue process.
“2011 is a very critical year for Afghanistan… as the foreign

Gilani, Altaf vow to strengthen democracy

LONDON – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani called on MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Saturday and discuses national issues while reiterating support to strengthen democracy. The prime minister, who is in London on a private visit in connection with the treatment of his son Haider Gilani, visited the North London residence of the MQM leader.
During the meeting, which was also attended by Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Gilani said he

Jordan protesters vow to press on despite attack

AMMAN – Jordanian students on Friday vowed to press on with their pro-reform sit-in protest, undeterred by stone attacks blamed on government supporters, as thousands expressed allegiance to King Abdullah II.
“They are trying to push us to leave,” Saddam Basrawi, a 21-year-old university student, told AFP.”Last night, they attacked us with stones, but we will endure and we will not budge no matter what happens.”Around 500 youths from different movements, including the powerful

Pakistan, Bhutan vow to boost tourism, trade

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Bhutan on Saturday expressed the resolve to further strengthen ties in all spheres, with a particular focus on trade and tourism.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and his Bhutanese counterpart Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley in around an hour-long exclusive and delegation level talks covered a whole range of bilateral issues besides regional situation. Prime Minister Thinley, who is on a three day visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Premier Gilani, noted