(Pakistan Today): President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan met Afghanistan’s Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who called on them separately during his three-day visit to Pakistan. During the meeting, the president said that Pakistan would continue to support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process for an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement in the neighbouring country. While welcoming the visiting dignitary, the president said that Pakistan and Afghanistan shared a similar history, culture and religion, and the two brotherly countries must further strengthen bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefit of their peoples. He said that Pakistan would continue to stand by the Afghan nation in difficult times, and contribute to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. President Alvi underscored the need for peace and stability in Afghanistan, which would benefit not only Afghanistan and Pakistan but the entire region as well. He expressed the hope that the peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban, and the Intra-Afghan Negotiations would help bring stability in Afghanistan.