Gen Raheel, others review situation in Afghanistan


A four-star level meeting was held at the Afghan Defence Ministry in Kabul on Monday.

The meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Afghan Chief of General Staff Sher Muhammad Karimi and ISAF Commander General Joseph Dunford.

Participants reviewed the current security situation in Afghanistan. Besides the transfer of security responsibility to Afghan National Security Forces in the wake of US/ISAF drawdown, enhanced bilateralism between Pakistan and Afghanistan with particular emphasis on coordination arrangements along Pakistan-Afghanistan Border was also deliberated upon during the meeting.

Afghan military officials also briefed the Pakistani delegation over latest security situation in Afghanistan with special emphasis on Afghan Presidential elections.

Later, separate meetings of COAS were held with the Afghan Acting President Younis Qanooni and Afghan Defence Minister General Bismillah Muhammadi. Matters of mutual interest were discussed during these meetings.