Sino-Af–Pak focus on combating terrorism, extremism and separation which poses a great threat to security, and stability of the three countries is a welcome note. The trio has suffered a lot at the hands of terrorists and a combined effort will go a long way in eradicating the scourge of terrorism. The recent official visit of Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr.Wang Yi, to Pakistan for 2 days is more heartening because China graciously offered her services to mediate in the stalled efforts to engage the Afghan Taliban in peace negotiations. This visit has also enhanced the confidence of the government in Pakistan and trust between the two nations. The evolving Chinese role in this scenario is likely to bring the positive results.

UZMA INTEZAR,

Lahore, February 17.