ISLAMABAD Stressing the need for cooperation in different fields, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has reiterated that stable Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan. Welcoming the Afghan Speaker Muhamnmad Younis Qanooni and members of the Afghan Parliament who witnessed the proceedings of the National Assembly Thursday, Premier Gilani said that Pakistan would continue to support the brotherly country within its resources. Pakistan wants more cooperative relationship with Afghanistan especially in trade, defence and intelligence sharing. The two countries are negotiating transit trade agreement, the Prime Minister maintained. The Prime Minister said Pakistan greatly values and appreciates democracy in Afghanistan. He emphasised the need for promoting people-to-people contacts and said these are better than government-to-government contacts as the governments were not permanent but love and affection between the peoples remain there. He proposed more exchanges of high-level delegations including parliamentary delegations between the two countries to understand each other and learn from each others experiences. He said Afghanistan and Pakistan have a common enemy and Islamabad is assisting Kabul within its capacity. The Prime Minister lauded the sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers, law enforcement agencies, politicians and general public in war against terror and added that the entire Pakistani nation is united in the fight against terrorism. Members representing different political parties welcomed the Afghan parliamentary delegation. The National Assembly meanwhile discussed the reports of the Public Accounts Committee for the year 1989-1990, 1991-1992, and 2005-2006. Taking part in the discussion, the legislators said that it was the 13th PAC of the country, which would look into the audit reports of 12 years. It is highly appreciating that the PAC focused on the audit reports of three years in just one year and took action over the misappropriates beside getting back the national kitty from them, the MNAs maintained. They said that it was the first time in the history of the country that the opposition leader was elected as Chairman PAC. Appreciating the Chairman PAC Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, the legislators said that in the past the dictators used the accountability as a tool against politicians and defamed them. They were of the view that the accountability should be done with transparency and justice. They said that the audit reports of the incumbent government should also come in the PAC for accountability. Those who spoke were Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf, Yasmeen Rehman, Riaz Fatyana and Zafar Baig Bithanni. Earlier, responding to a calling attention notice regarding non-availability of books/material in the market as well as in the universities on the subject of women studies at B.A. level, State Minister for Education Ghulam Farid Kathia said that the Ministry of Education does not provide books to the universities adding that the Ministry only gives syllabus to the universities. However, he said that the Ministry may help out universities if they write to it in this regard. MNA Yasmeen Rehman, Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani and others moved this calling attention notice. Later, on the point of order, Marvi Memon said that the Interior Minister has hurt the privilege of the House by giving wrong figures in an answer to the National Assembly during the question-hour. She demanded of the Minister to apologise to the House for misleading it.