According to reports Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to visit Afghan president Hamid Karzai during his visit to capital Kabul in the near future.
Muhammad Asim Makhdoom, Central Information Secretary of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Samiul Haq) quoted by Dawn News said, “We have learnt through reliable sources that Mr Sharif is scheduled to visit Afghanistan next week where he will primarily discuss with Mr Karzai the core issues relating to talks with Taliban.”
Senator Tariq Azeem, PML-N leader also confirmed that the prime minister might visit Kabul soon. “Yes, the prime minister has formally accepted the invitation extended by Mr Karzai recently. He (Mian Sahib) has decided to go there and dates of the visit are yet to be confirmed,” Mr. Azeem said.
He also added that the two leaders would discuss various issues including talks with Taliban in a broader spectrum.
Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Kabul is aimed at involve him effectively in efforts to make the Afghan Taliban agree to holding talks for peace in the region.
His visit to Kabul also takes place after he requested Maulana Samiul Haq to use his influence in bringing Taliban to the negotiating table.