Islamabad Pakistan Wednesday reiterated desire to train the Afghan National Army (ANA) and law enforcement agencies of Afghanistan. Federal Minister for Defence Chaudary Ahmad Mukhtar expressed the desire while talking to a two-member US Congressional delegation led by Senator Mark Uddal here at his office. It may be added that Pakistan has repeatedly offered its services to train ANA but the Afghan government has always shown its cold shoulder response to this proposal. Both sides discussed a host of issues including Pakistans vital role in the war on terror, air space violation by ISAF/NATO and the regional security situation with special reference to Afghanistan. Pakistan conveyed its serious concern to the visiting delegation regarding violation of its air space and the recent attack on Pakistans security check posts by ISAF/NATO forces. The US delegation regretted the incident and emphasised the need to improve and strengthen the mechanism of joint coordination. The Minister informed the delegation that Pakistan wanted to see peace and stability in Afghanistan because a stable and peaceful Afghanistan was vital for stability of the entire region. He said that Pakistan desired to train the Afghan National Army (ANA) as well as its law enforcing agencies, apart from playing effective role in the rebuilding of Afghanistan. The Minister also highlighted the counter-terrorism efforts made by Pakistan, adding that the war on terror had badly affected the economy of the country. The Minister urged the delegation to take practical measures for establishing the Reconstruction and Opportunities Zones (ROZs) in tribal areas that can help in generating economic opportunities for the terror and poverty-stricken people of the area. Meanwhile, the visiting US senators including Mark Udall and Sheldon Whitehouse also called on Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at General Headquarters and discussed matters of mutual interest.