Afghan Peace Process: Pakistan PM expected in Kabul this week


KABUL: Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, is slated for a one-day visit to Afghanistan at the invitation of the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani.

His visit to Kabul will feature discussions on the Afghan peace process and bilateral ties with the top Afghan leadership. However, due to security reasons, his arrival’s specific date has not been made public yet.

Afghan special representative for Pakistan, Mohammad Umar Daudzai, in a video conference on Friday also hinted at the Pakistan premier’s arrival in Kabul throughout this week.

“Successful culmination of the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process is crucial for Afghanistan and regional peace,” Imran Khan has earlier stated.

He has also emphasized that all the stakeholders should seize this historic opportunity to end the prolonged military conflict.

This comes in the wake of Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Abdullah Abdullah’s 3-day foray to Islamabad in September.