Pakistan

RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday reached Kabul, capital of Afghanistan to attend a defense moot, reported Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to military’s media wing, the army chief will participate in the Chiefs of Defense Conference in the Afghan capital. The senior military officers would discuss mutual security challenges, improve mutual relationships and foster security cooperation.

United States (US) Army General John Nicholson, the commander of the Resolute Support mission, and the Afghan Army Chief Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi to attend the top-level meeting.

The moot comes after a series of terrorist attacks jolted Afghanistan, killing several people, including military officers. After the attacks, a delegation of Afghanistan also reached Pakistan late January to hold a meeting with Pakistani authorities.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal in a tweet on Jan 31 said, “Afghan government had requested that a high level delegation comprising Interior Minister and NDS chief would like to visit Pakistan with a message from Afghan President and for discussions about cooperation between the two countries. Delegation is here and will have talks today”.

The delegation held talks with Pakistani leadership and discussed security issues, besides reportedly handing over undeniable evidence, which claimed that planning for spate of attack in Afghanistan was made in Pakistan, to Islambad.

Last month, Kabul faced the third major terror attack in recent days when a suicide attack was carried out on an Afghan army battalion outside the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, killing 11 troops.

On Saturday, an ambulance-bomb attack in Afghanistan’s capital city killed over 100 people and injured scores.