Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Afghanistan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal on Monday discussed the aftermath of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour’s killing in a US drone attack in Balochistan on May 21.

This was a first meeting between Pakistan and Afghanistan after the Mansour strike, during which Sartaj Aziz conveyed Pakistan’s concerns to the envoy over the US drone strike, which was launched from a base in Afghanistan.

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Aziz also assured the Afghan ambassador of all-out cooperation in bringing peace to war-torn Afghanistan.

Both parties also stressed the need for not allowing militants on both sides of the border to use their sovereign soil against each other.

Aziz reiterated the Pakistan government’s resolve in continuing its support for lasting peace to the region.

Afghan peace process and matters of mutual interest also came under discussion during the meeting,” said a Foreign Office spokesperson.

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The meeting came a day after Pakistan on Sunday confirmed that “Wali Muhammad” was really the former Taliban leader after conducting a DNA test.

When the drone first struck, the passenger, now confirmed to be Mansour, was first identified as a Pakistani citizen “Wali Muhammad” after valid Pakistani travel and identification documents created under a fake name were found in his possession.

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