Pakistan, Afghanistan will jointly combat extremism, says Karzai

Kabul, Apr. 7: Afghanistan President Hamid KarzaiAfghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has reiterated that he will work closely with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani to fight extremism plaguing both countries.

"There is no doubt that the continuation of the war on terrorism is a priority for Afghanistan. There is no doubt that Pakistan suffers at the hands of terrorism. This is a joint struggle. If either of us comes up short in this struggle, then we will have harmed our people," Karzai told a press conference here soon after his return from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) summit in Bucharest.

Karzai confirmed that he was in touch with the Pakistan leadership, including Premier Gillani and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif.

Rreiterating his call for talks with Taliban fighters, Karzai said he was determined to restore peace and normalcy in restive Afghanistan. (ANI)