Improving ties: Afghan army chief to serve as chief guest at Kakul passing out parade

Published: April 17, 2015



ISLAMABAD: In yet another sign of improving ties between the two neighbors, the Afghan army chief will be attending the passing out parade at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul as chief guest on Saturday.

Chief of General Staff Afghan National Army General Sher Mohammad Karimi arrived in Islamabad on Friday on a two-day visit to Pakistan.

He visited the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and held talks with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

During the meeting, matters related to peace and stability in the region, especially in Afghanistan, Pak-Afghan border management and measures to further enhance defence and training cooperation between armies of both the countries were discussed.

Earlier, on arrival at the General Headquarters, a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented Guard of Honour to the dignitary. General Sher Mohammad Karimi also laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha for them.

The military’s media wing said the Afghan military chief will be the chief guest at the passing out parade at PMA Kakul, and address the parade on Saturday.

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Reader Comments (3)

    Apr 17, 2015 - 8:05PM

    Pakistan and Afghanistan’s improving relationship is imperative for region’s security and stability. Both nations continue to face common challenges, and it only makes sense to join hands and form a healthy working relationship for the stability of the region. At the end of the day, you cannot have a safe and secure region without a safe and secure Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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  • Basit
    Apr 18, 2015 - 2:57AM

    Hopefully Afghanistan can also accept Durand line as official broder now like the rest of the international community. Otherwise, progress will only go so far.Recommend

  • Aaamir
    Apr 19, 2015 - 10:09PM

    Perhaps i am the most happy pakistani in Afghanistan to see this news. And being a new businessman I think the military and economic cooperation go hand in hand. We are facing a lot of issues from NDS. They come and check us every 2nd or third day which are completely unnessary and just botheration and thus reminding us that we(Pakistanis) are not welcome in Kabul. One of my friend was pushed so much that he already closed his small business. The media here is spewing venom against Pakistan. The multinational companies are laying off all Pakistani work force. With this situation , when i visit home ,I am filled with rage when i see the very same afghans having established businesses, shops , properties in peshawar , islamabad and also even our CNICs in Pakistan. This must be stopped. Afghans should be allowed to enter Pakistan just like Pakistanis are not allowed to enter Afghanistan i.e. with proper visa. Visa , work and buisness policy should be strictly enforced. Afghan businessmen should pay extra taxes because we are also paying it and also bribing them. Government and military should take these issues seriously. Recommend

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