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

Musa Javaid and Sara Meer

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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