Islamabad (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to sources, matters relating to the armed forces and overall security situation were discussed during the meeting.
Earlier the day, US diplomat and the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the Department of State Zalmay Khalilzad met Imran Khan and reiterated US President Donald Trump’s message of seeking Pakistan’s support for a peaceful resolution to the Afghan conflict.
PM Imran reiterated that Pakistan has also always wanted this and that reconciliation is the only solution towards peace. Imran said he personally wished for regional peace and that Trump’s letter urging Pakistan to back peace was welcomed.
Since his appointment in September, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has accelerated efforts to find an Afghan peace pact that would allow for the eventual withdrawal of the United States from its longest war, which has already cost Washington nearly $1 trillion.
Khalilzad will also travel to Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar in stepped-up efforts to find a peaceful end to the war.