Peace in Afghanistan linked to prosperity of region: President Mamnoon

Promotion of national language important to achieve progress: President

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is deeply linked to progress and prosperity of the entire region.
He was addressing the launching ceremony of a documentary on Afghan students studying in Pakistan.
The President said Allama Iqbal had described Afghanistan as heart of Asia.
Mamnoon Hussain said both Pakistan and Afghanistan have suffered a lot due to the menace of terrorism.
The President cautioned against attempts being made by some powers to create a gulf between people of the two countries.
He said greater linkages envisaged by CPEC would open new vistas for promotion of regional trade and economy.
Mamnoon Hussain said CPEC would bring new technology and opportunities and youth should equip themselves with necessary knowledge and skills to exploit these opportunities.
He hoped that Afghan students acquiring higher education in Pakistan under scholarship programme would play their role to tackle mutual challenges.

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