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Afghan president 'turns down' invitation to visit Pakistan

Baku, May 4, AZERTAC

Afghan officials have shared details with the media of the meeting between the ISI Chief Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar and President Ashraf Ghani and a presidential spokesman has said President Ghani has "rejected invitation to visit Pakistan.", according to Daily Times.

Howeverç reports suggest that the Afghan Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah has hinted at visiting Pakistan very soon. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had extended to Dr Abdullah last year.

The UAE officials had reportedly sought clarification from Gen Raziq as to how explosives were taken inside a heavily-guarded governor's guest house.

Both the Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar attacks were carried out with the help of the insider support, according to the Afghan officials.

In August last year Taliban militants attacked the American university in Kabul and killed at least 14 people.

Pakistan has not yet commented on the visit of the ISI chief to Kabul that was followed by high level military and parliamentary delegations. However, Afghan officials provided details to section of the Afghan media about the discussions between President Ghani and ISI chief.

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