Pakistan

Army chief to leave for UK tomorrow

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will leave for United Kingdom on 3-day official visit on January 14, ARY News reported.

According to Director General (DG) Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa, Gen. Raheel Sharif will call on military and political leadership of United Kingdom during the visit to discuss progress of military operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants in North Waziristan.

Pakistan army, in June 2014, began an offensive against militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal agency after a bloody raid on Karachi Airport ended faltering peace talks between the government and the Taliban.

Earlier today, US Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry met COAS Gen. Raheel Sharif during his visit to General Headquarters.

 

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