ISLAMABAD President Asif Ali Zardari, Wednesday, condemned use of brutal force by India in the Occupied Kashmir while his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai expressed readiness to play his role for resolution of the longstanding territorial dispute. Addressing a joint press conference at the Aiwan-e-Sadr the visiting Afghan President responded to the question of recent situation in the Indian held Kashmir by saying I am ready to play my role if and when asked to do so. Afghanistan has been enjoying good relations with India, which has been one of the main contributors in Afghan reconstruction, he added. President Zardari responding to the burning question about the future of democracy in Pakistan said that he would not comment on the rumours but We would complete our term. We did not get democracy in a begging bowl and we know how to safeguard it. Replying to questions regarding alleged Indian involvement in terrorism inside Pakistan through Afghanistan, Karzai assured that he would not allow Afghan territory to be used by anyone against Pakistan. He said Afghanistan would be committing a great wrong if it allowed any other country to use its territory against Pakistan. It is not in the interest of Afghanistan... It is rather against the interest of Afghanistan. Please trust us...if you have some evidence in this regard, give it to us, he maintained. Asked about dialogue with Taliban, Karzai said, While we are continuing our campaign against terrorism and al-Qaeda, we will also seek means other than military campaign. This means we will engage those Taliban who are not part of al-Qaeda and Taliban and abide by the Afghanistan constitution, he added. He said Pakistan and Afghanistan are trying to seek all means to defeat the terrorists. He hoodwinked a question about allegations that Pakistani intelligence agencies were engaged in fanning insurgency in Afghanistan by saying actually both the countries are suffering at the hands of terrorists...The people attacking in Afghanistan or targeting innocent people in Pakistan are not coming from Ivory Cost or some other part of the world. Karzai told media men that he discussed with his Pakistani counterpart the joint strategy against terrorism and agreed to continue engagement. To a question, he said a more stable Afghanistan was needed which was also in favour of Pakistan. Karzai said that both the countries discussed wide-ranging issues covering economy and expansion of trade and business between the two countries. President Karzai also offered heartfelt sorrows to the brothers and sisters in Pakistan over disastrous floods. To a question, Zardari said Pakistan stood against terrorism. Pakistan is part of the solution... it is not part of the problem. We have talked about future, of the coming generations and betterment of the people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, he added. Zardari also tried to skip a question regarding baseless allegations against Pakistani intelligence agencies by saying Pakistan believes that we (Pakistan and Afghanistan) have common cause. Both the countries are suffering from this cancer (terrorism). They (terrorists) are not friends to anyone, he added. He said Pakistan and Afghanistan spoke to a great length on Wednesday on a number of issues but more needs to be done to help each other. Earlier, during their delegation level meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, President Zardari said that strengthening and expanding multifaceted cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, on one hand, and among the regional countries, on the other, was key to the regional stability, security and economic development. During his meeting with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai at Aiwan-e-Sadr Wednesday evening, President Zardari said that the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan had reached new levels. However, he said, there was a need to strengthen bilateral institutional arrangements for the promotion of durable and mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse fields including security, development, trade, economic and investment linkages, infrastructure and energy connectivity and people to people exchanges. The one-on-one meeting with President Hamid Karzai was followed by a delegation-level meeting to discuss the issues of mutual concerns and explore the possibilities of further enhancing and strengthening the existing cooperation between the two countries. After the press conference President Zardari also hosted a dinner in honour of his Afghan counterpart.