ISLAMABAD - Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek while linking peace, security and stability in Afghanistan with peace and tranquility in Pakistan has said that an independent, peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the best interests of Pakistan, region and the world. He said that Pakistan believed in principle of non-interference and no one should interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan. "The destiny of Afghanistan should be decided by Afghan nation only," he added. Farooq Naek viewed these remarks while talking to Professor Burhan-ud-Din Rabbani, Chairman of the High Council for Peace and former President of Afghanistan, who called on him at the Parliament House on Thursday along with a delegation. The Chairman prayed for the success of High Peace Council under the leadership of Professor Burhan-ud-Din and said Pakistan was ready to support and facilitate the peace process. The Chairman said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Afghanistan that were unique in many ways. "We respect Afghanistan's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity and share century's old bonds of faith, history, culture and traditions", he said. Both the Countries share common challenges, common aspirations and indeed a common future, he added. The Chairman Senate said that terrorism was a common threat and a challenge being faced by Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan is against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We are victims of terrorism; we lost our great leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto at the hands of terrorists. We have lost thousands of innocent civilians and valiant personnel of the armed forces. Terrorism has badly affected our economy and day-to-day lives, he further added. Professor Burhan-ud-Din Rabbani, while reciprocating the gesture said they were too pleased to visit brotherly country Pakistan. While expressing their strong desire and commitment to further enhance the brotherly relations with Pakistan, Professor Rabbani and members of the delegation said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were brothers and neighbors. The people of Afghanistan could never forget the valuable assistance and support that brotherly country of Pakistan had extended to them during foreign occupation in the 80's and hosting millions of Afghan refugees on its soil. He observed that bilateral brotherly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan would be strengthened further as a result of these high level visits. He also expressed the confidence that both the countries would overcome their difficulties and move forward together on the road to peace, progress and prosperity. The Chairman Senate said Pak-Afghan relations were being strengthened effectively. He said that Pakistan was building schools, hospitals and roads in Afghanistan and offering 2,000 scholarships for Afghan students at Pakistani universities, which would help enhance people to people contact. Deputy Chairman Senate, Mir Jan Mohammad Khan Jamali, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Wasim Sajjad, Senators Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq, Muhamamd Zahid Khan, Salim Saifullah Khan, Professor Ibrahim Khan, Muhammad Talha Mahmood, Dr. Muhammad Ismail Buledi, Dr. Saeeda Iqbal and Mrs Kalsoom Parveen and Secretary Senate Raja Muhammad Amin attended the meeting.