ISLAMABAD–Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif along with Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar arrived in Kabul on Tuesday for a one-day official visit.
During their stay in Kabul, the army chief and DG ISI are scheduled to meet the Afghan civil and political leadership, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Sources said issues relating to security at the Pak-Afghan border will be discussed in the meetings between the Pakistani and Afghan military leadership. Coordinated operations along the Pak-Afghan border would also be reviewed in the talks.
The senior military leadership of both countries would also discuss ongoing cooperation in counter-terrorism, particularly action taken against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) hideouts on Afghan territory.
According to sources, the Pakistani military leadership would also reiterate the demand for early capture of TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah, who is currently hiding in Afghanistan near the border.
In December last year, Gen Raheel visited Kabul in the wake of the deadly Peshawar school attack and sought handover of Mullah Fazlullah who is wanted for terrorism cases in Pakistan.
The army chief had shared classified intelligence details with the Afghan officials and revealed to them that the mastermind behind the Peshawar attack, who was from Afghanistan, was giving directives to terrorists.
Gen Raheel had also met International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) commander General Joseph Dunford. Dunford had condemned the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar and had assured Pakistan of complete cooperation in countering terrorism and in security-related matters.