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Afghan, Pakistan Leaders to Meeting in Islamabad to Discuss Insurgency
with attacks on the increase in afghanistan and pakistan the mi jirga could decide to expandedite dialog with the taliban .
analysts, say the jirga system can play a major role as pashtuns live in both countries and some sympathize with the taliban, who are also mainly pashtun .
politicians, respected elders and muslim clerics from afghanistan and pakistan will hold talks - dubbed as a mi jirga -- in islamabad from monday to see if they can agree on joint action to end the rising violence by al-qaida and taliban militants .
voa correspondent steve herman in kabdul reports the afghans are hoping the conference can agree on a road map to opeace fore both coun tries .