Army chief to visit Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif will travel to Afghanis­tan in the last week of the current month for talks with the Afghan government on modalities for resumption of the reconciliation process.

The date for the visit had been decided, a military source said, but was not being disclosed for security reasons.
Pakistan’s strategy for resumption of Afghan peace talks and the army chief’s upcoming visit to Kabul was discussed when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting, which was attended by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, COAS Gen Raheel Sharif, National Security Adviser retired Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, ISI Chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry and other officials.