Mr Lakhdar Brahimi, the special envoy
of the UN Secretary General, has been having an extended round of meetings
since arriving in Islamabad.
First and foremost, he met President
General Pervez Musharraf.
This meeting remained focused on the
UN-sponsored process for setting up a broad-based government in Kabul following
the fall of the Taliban regime.
The president emphasised to Mr Brahimi
the need for setting in motion the political process simultaneously with
the military operation.
This should be followed, General Musharraf