ISLAMABAD - President and former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi have said that peace in Afghanistan essential for the regional stability besides resolution of Kashmir dispute, ending Indian interference in Balochistan which were effecting Indo-Pak relations.

They expressed these views while talking to US Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson who called on PML-Q leaders at their residence here on Tuesday.

During the meeting, which lasted for more than one hour, views were exchanged also about Afghanistan and situation in the region besides Pakistan.

Pak-US relations and other matters of mutual interest also figured during the meeting.

PML leaders said that peace in Afghanistan is essential for peace in the region. They said due to lingering unresolved Kashmir dispute and Indian secret agency RAW's interference for terrorism in Balochistan and other parts of Pakistan not only Indo-Pak relations are being affected but also situation in the region is also being affected.