US Defence Secretary meets army chief Gen. Sharif
U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Islamabad today for talks with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership. Officials said Chuck Hagel called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and discussed US-Pak cooperation in the region. Sources said security situation on Pak-Afghan border and the Afghan peace process also came under discussion. The visiting US official is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior officials during his one-day visit. Chuck Hagel’s Pakistan visit comes amid renewed tensions over US missile strikes as well as closure of NATO supply line for Afghanistan from the port city of Karachi.
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