Pakistani army chief visits Kabul amid Taliban’s revival

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(London Post)  The Pakistani army chief is to visit to Kabul to help restart peace talks with the Taliban. The trip comes at a time when Islamists are gaining power, which analysts say is a result of Islamabad’s covert support.
Gen Raheel Sharif Pakistan Army chief in a meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan. General Sharif visited Kabul after a deadly attack on pre-Military school in peshawar, pakistan

The Afghan government is desperate to revive peace negotiations with the Islamist insurgents, who ruled the country from 1996 to 2001. After the brief capture of the war-torn country’s fifth-largest city, Kunduz, in September, the Taliban’s latest assault on the Sangin district of the southern Helmand province has again demonstrated the jihadists’ growing strength.

Asim Saleem Bajwa, spokesman of the Pakistan Army, said that army chief General Raheel Sharif had left for Kabul on Sunday to discuss the Afghan peace process with President Ashraf Ghani and other officials.

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