Hekmatyar begins three-day visit today


Observer Report


Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Leader of the Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan, along with a delegation will be arriving here on a three-day visit. This is part of ongoing efforts seeking an end to the lingering unrest in the war-torn country.
This is the second high-level visit from Afghanistan after the recent visit of Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghan peace Council.
“During the visit, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will call on the prime minister and president and will meet Senate Chairman, National Assembly Speaker, foreign minister and other dignitaries. He will deliver a talk at a policy think-tank and interact with the media,” according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Sunday.
The visit of Hekmatyar will provide an opportunity for exchange of views on the Afghan peace process and strengthening of Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral relations as well as people-to-people interaction, it added.

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