ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday evening and condemned the Sunday militant attacks on Parliament building, embassies in Kabul and also in other parts of the country.

President Zardari said that peace in Afghanistan was critical for peace in Pakistan and that Pakistan will support all Afghan led peace initiatives.

He said that the people and government of Pakistan will continue to stand by their Afghan brethren and such attacks will not deter us from pursuing our common objective to defeat militancy and militants.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai thanked President Zardari for his gesture. (APP)