IslamabadÂ : Noting that bilateral relations are improving, Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Thursday said Pakistan is in favor of a strong and stable Afghanistan.
Â Â Â Â In an interview with a local private television, Aziz said Pakistan is doing everything it can for peace and development in Afghanistan and the improved relations with Afghanistan are in Pakistan's interests.
Â Â Â Â Aziz expressed concern over the nexus between drug money in Afghanistan and global terrorism, stressing that the drug money financing terrorism was "a matter of concern for us and for the world."
Â Â Â Â Explaining Pakistan's anti-terror efforts, the prime minister mentioned selective fencing of its 2500-km border with Afghanistan,increased patrolling, setting up of 1000 check posts along the border and deployment 80,000 troops in the area.
Â Â Â Â Aziz also referred to the 3 million Afghan refugees being hosted by Pakistan and said the refugees camps in Pakistan had become safe havens for terrorist activities.