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Pakistan army chief to visit Kabul on December 27

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Islamabad : Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, will visit Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday (December 27),

The Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt.Gen. Asim Bajwa said in a tweet on Friday, “”During his day-long visit, the army chief will hold meetings with senior political and military leadership of Afghanistan.”

General Sharif’s visit to Afghanistan, according to the Express Tribune, assumes importance in the wake of reports of increased violence and terror threats by the Taliban.

Senior Afghan Government officials hope the visit will provide the required impetus to efforts for resurrecting a moribund peace process and also help mend fractured bilateral ties.

The daily quoted former Afghan army chief General (retired) Sher Muhammad Karimi, as saying that he was looking at General Sharif’s visit with a lot of optimism. (ANI)