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COAS Bajwa meets Afghan President Ghani in Kabul

Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Tuesday, arrived in Kabul for an all-important meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. According to the Afghan media, both Ghani and Bajwa discussed peace, fighting terrorism and reduction of Violence during their meeting.

Previously, Major General Asif Ghafoor, Pakistan army’s spokesperson, in a statement said that General Bajwa’s visit was an outcome of Afghan President’s invitation. “Pakistan wishes to see a national unity government in Kabul and US/NATO succeeding to bring peace in Afghanistan,” Ghafoor, through ISPR’s official twitter handle, tweeted.

Ghafoor’s tweet was also tweeted in Pashto language:

In another important development, it was earlier reported that both Pakistan and China had played an integral role in brokering an ‘Eid-ceasefire’ between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

The Afghan Taliban, in this regard, announced on Saturday that a three day ceasefire would be observed on Eid ul Fitr. This ceasefire is the first such truce agreed upon by both the Taliban and the Afghan government since the US led NATO invasion in Afghanistan. The move came on the heels of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s statement, announcing unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban till the 20th of this month.

According to Pakistani officials, The Taliban agreed to the proposal only if China and Pakistan become ‘guarantors.’

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