The authorities in Pakistan have shared proposals for the joint working groups with Afghanistan in a bid to end the stalemate between the two countries, it has been reported.

The proposals by Islamabad were reportedly shared after a delegation of the Afghan officials visited Pakistan last week.

A Pakistani official has told the Daily Times that groups related to diplomats, military, intelligence, economic and refugee will deal with their concerned areas, said the official, who did not wish to be identified.

“Chiefs of the military operations have held talks under the same arrangements and other groups will also start meetings on a regular basis to address each other’s concerns,” he said.

In the meantime, the newspaper reported that Pakistan security officials pressed for their long standing demand to take action against the Pakistani militants, who they believe have sanctuaries in the Afghan border regions.

According to the report, the Pakistani officials have also demanded similar border management steps as of Pakistan to secure the border and stop the cross-border movement of the militants.

The decision regarding the formation of the working groups was taken during Pakistani chief of army staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa’s visit to Kabul in October.

Gen. Bajwa visited Kabul almost a month after the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia was announced by President Donald Trump who vowed to continue the fight until the menace of terror has been fully rooted out from the region.


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