Hanif Atmar arrives on Islamabad visit today
Afghan NSA Mohammad Hanif Atmar. -- A file photo

PESHAWAR: Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar will visit Pakistan to discuss security related matters today (Sunday).

Afghan Presidential Palace said that during the visit, NSA Atmar would hold talks with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in which regional security and bilateral relations of the neighbouring countries will be discussed.

Atmar will be accompanied with high-level representatives of the Afghan army. The Afghan delegation has been invited by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The visit is taking place in response of PM Abbasi’s visit to Kabul at the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 6 April.

The Pakistani PM had announced a gift of 40,000 tons of wheat for the Afghan people during his visit. He also announced waiver of additional regulatory duty on Afghan export to Pakistan to help lift the Afghan economy.