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Pak-Afghan ties: views of Pakistan’s political and religious parties

Musa Javaid and Sara Meer

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Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan go back to 1947 when Pakistan came into being. These
relations hold special importance due to the shared geostrategic, ethnic, cultural and religious bonds. In a
televised speech on October 3, 2011, Afghan President Hamid Karzai described the two countries as
“inseparable brothers,” primarily due to the shared religious and ethnic connections.

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