With Afghanistan high on agenda, Gen Raheel flies to US


ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Raheel Sharif departed for Washing­ton, DC, on Sunday to kick off a five-day visit that has generated a lot of interest in both Pakistan and the United States.

This is the second time Gen Raheel has visited the US this year and comes just a month after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Washington where he met US President Barack Obama. He is scheduled to meet senior military officials, as well as US Vice President Joe Biden, in the American capital, according to officials.