Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Army Chief General General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday left for Kabul on one-day official visit.

General Bajwa will hold a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other senior civilian and military officials during the day-long visit, army said in a statement.

According to a Voice of America report, General Qamar Javed Bajwa is undertaking a crucial visit to Afghanistan where his delegation is to discuss with Afghan counterparts ways to strengthen bilateral, security cooperation and border management efforts.

Relations between Islamabad and Kabul have been marred by mistrust and suspicion, with both sides routinely accusing each other’s security institutions of backing fugitive anti-state militants to plot terrorist attacks against the other.

Pakistani officials also cite building of a fence and new security outposts on the nearly 2,600-kilometer border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.