COAS General Bajwa Departs for Afghan Capital to Meet President Ghani


RAWALPINDI: COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa has departed to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.

The media wing of military ISPR tweeted the invitation to COAS for the meeting was extended by the President of Afghanistan.

Major General Asif Ghafoor also tweeted that Pakistan wishes to see National Unity Government and NATO succeed in bringing peace to Afghanistan.

Pakistan reaffirmed its support for recent peace initiatives in Afghanistan on Saturday. The statement came after the Afghan government and the Taliban agreed on a ceasefire during Eid-ul-Fitr.

Pakistani Foreign Office stated that Pakistan wishes to reaffirm Afghanistan, its support of recent peace initiatives.

The Office also stated that Pakistan particularly supports all Afghan-led efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to the country.

Afghan President announced earlier on, a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid-ul-Fitr.

The ceasefire is to start from the 27th of Ramazan until the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr President Ashraf Ghani tweeted.

The Taliban had also announced a ceasefire for three days of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday. Taliban said that they agree to ceasefire for the three days of Eid against Afghani Security Forces. However; they said they would strongly defend if they were attacked from the other side. Taliban also said they would carry on their operation against the foreign occupiers.

This is the first instance where Taliban has agreed to a ceasefire on occasion of Eid since US invasion in 2001.


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