President Karzai to visit Pakistan on 26 August
By Ghanizada - Tue Aug 13 2013, 10:35 am
An official in presidential palace speaking on the condition of anonymity said that president Hamid Karzai will visit Pakistan on 26 August.
Foreing ministry spokesman, Janan Mosazai earlier said that the work on a comprehensive agenda for president Hamid Karzai’s visit to Pakitan is in process.
Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace process is seen as critical to get the Afghan Taliban to sit down to talks about ending the 12-year war as most foreign troops prepare to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of next year.
The Afghan peace process was stalled following the opening of the Taliban office in Qatar, after president Hamid Karzai was angered over the Taliban displaying a banner and a flag.
The trip will be Karzai’s first visit to Pakistan since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was elected.