Days after PM Modi's visit, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to visit Kabul today

Days after PM Narendra Modi's visit to Afghanistan and surprise visit to Lahore, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif would visit Kabul on Sunday for deliberations on resumption of the Afghan reconciliation process and instituting a border management mechanism.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2015, 10:31 AM IST
Days after PM Modi's visit, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to visit Kabul today

Islamabad: Days after PM Narendra Modi's visit to Afghanistan and surprise visit to Lahore, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif would visit Kabul on Sunday for deliberations on resumption of the Afghan reconciliation process and instituting a border management mechanism.

"Chief of Army Staff will visit Kabul on December 27. During his visit, he will hold meetings with political and military leadership of Afghanistan," Dawn online quoted military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa as saying on Saturday.

The US had been encouraging General Sharif to visit Afghanistan for easing ties between the two countries and a possible resumption of the reconciliation dialogue between Afghan government and Taliban.

During the visit General Sharif would discuss the reconciliation process including the schedule of the meetings and the militant groups that were expected to join the talks.

Pakistani officials say the arrangement for regulating the border was necessary for controlling unauthorised movement across the border.