ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, while expressing his complete satisfaction on the outcome of very useful foreign ministerial level meeting between Pakistan and Afghanistan held on Thursday last, has called on Afghan side to ensure that its territory is not being used by any country to destabilise Balochistan and that both countries should work closely to ward off the possibility of any misunderstandings or problems on the water issue. The Prime Minister was talking to Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Dr Zalmai Rassoul who along with his delegation called on him at the PMs House on Friday morning. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his Governments position of strict neutrality and non-interference in Afghanistans internal affairs. Pakistan, he said, has consistently supported the Afghan-led process of reconciliation and integration as its neighbour, sharing culture, values and traditions. Pakistan nonetheless, he added, was ready to lend a helping hand to the Afghan Government, if desired, in the reconciliation and reintegration process. The Prime Minister drew the Afghan Foreign Ministers attention towards the fact that Pakistan was consistently calling for installation of biometric system and increase in the posts to check the cross-border movement of undesirable elements from both sides. He hoped that the Afghan Government would be able to give this proposal due consideration. The Prime Minister underscored the need for both countries to work together to further strengthen the cooperation in the fields of intelligence sharing, defence, trade, economic development, education and culture. He reiterated Pakistans offer of training the Afghan National Army, National Police and civil bureaucracy and recalled that Pakistan had doubled the number of scholarships for the Afghan students from this year. While dilating on Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral trade that reached the level of $ 1.5 billion during the last year, the Prime Minister called upon both sides to undertake concerted efforts for meeting the target of raising the trade volume to $ 5 billion by year 2015. He noted that the two countries had made significant progress on finalisation of the draft for new Transit Trade Agreement and hoped that Afghanistans Finance Minister would soon undertake the visit to Islamabad for the resolution of remaining issues in this regard. The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistans desire for the construction of road link from Chitral to Tajikistan and import of electricity from Tajikistan to Pakistan on the Central Asia South Asia (CASA) Project and sought Afghan Governments assistance for implementation of both projects. Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Dr Zalmai Rassoul in his response termed Pakistan-Afghanistan relations as most important for his country and added that without close cooperation of Pakistan, the Afghan Government could not succeed in restoration of peace. Afghanistan also needed Pakistans support, he said, in the implementation of its strategy of reconciliation and reintegration in the country. He assured the Prime Minister that the Government of Afghanistan would never allow any country to use its territory against Pakistan. He apprised the Prime Minister that Afghan Government was in the process of finalising its water policy and intended to have close interaction and coordination with Pakistani authorities to avoid any misgivings and misperceptions and assured that Pakistans interests would be fully protected. On Prime Ministers proposal on Chitral to Tajikistan road link, CASAs 1000 MW project of importing electricity from Tajikistan and installation of biometric system, Dr Zalmai Rassoul promised that these matters would be brought to the attention of concerned authorities in Afghanistan and would be positively considered for their fruition. Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, Minister of State for EAD and Finance, Hina Rabbani Khar, Senator Syeda Sughra Imam, Secretaries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Pakistans Ambassador to Afghanistan and other senior officers attended the meeting.