Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf told more than 600 Afghan and Pakistani tribal leaders Sunday that the two countries must work together to end the rise of extremism and violence along their border.
President Musharraf met briefly with his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, before speaking to the jirga. Many Afghans have expressed hope that the conference will help reduce violence in both countries.
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How different is Musharraf's effort and leadership compared to a saber rattling junior senator in the US threatening to bomb positions in Pakistan.