COAS called Afghan President, CEO & Army Chief over telephone. He conveyed best wishes for 2017 and pledged to work together for peace in the region. COAS said that peace in both countries is in greater interest of the Region. Afghan leadership invited COAS for a visit to Afghanistan, stated by ISPR.
So far Foreign office has not received any formal invitation from the Afghan government for the Pakistan’s army chief.
Experts says that GHQ is looking to bring the current Pak-Afghan situation to normal. Gen Bajwa on the other hand is willing to visit Afghanistan. Both the countries are facing problems after the Modi took the office as Prime minister.
“I think Gen Bajwa’s visit to Kabul would largely focus on border management,” Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad Director Research Najam Rafique said while talking to journalists.
He further said, “The growing presence and activities of Daesh in Afghanistan pose a serious threat to the regional peace and stability.”