Karzai sets Pak's serious 'struggle against terrorism' as pre-condition for visit

Islamabad, July 22 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has set pre-conditions to Pakistan's invitation to visit Islamabad.

The invitation was made by Foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz, who went to Kabul, to offer further assistance to Afghanistan's efforts to reach a deal with Taliban insurgents to end 12 years of war.

According to Dawn News, Aziz met Karzai and gave the invitation on behalf of new Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif - already extended twice by telephone.

On Monday, the president's office said Karzai accepted the invitation 'in principle', but added that a high-ranking delegation could visit Pakistan only when the agenda is specified.

The official said that initial preparations have been made and a 'serious and effective struggle against terrorism and the peace process are on the top of the agenda,' the report added. (ANI)