Pak PM to receive guard of honour in Nepal

By Binod Prasad Adhikari ANI | Updated: Mar 05, 2018 01:27 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar 05 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi , who will be reaching here on Monday for a two-day visit, will be accorded a guard of honour by the Nepali Army, a source told ANI.

"He (Pakistan Prime Minister) is set to land in Kathmandu at about 2 pm and he will be conferred with guard of honour. To receive the honour, he will head to Tundikhel (ground) where he also will be received by Prime Minister (KP Sharma) Oli," the army source said.

During the Nepal visit, which is Pakistan's "pro-active and outreach efforts" in the Indian subcontinent, Abbasi will congratulate the newly elected prime minister, Oli, who took over the office a few weeks ago.

"Pakistan Prime Minister will stay in Soaltee Hotel and will meet President (Bidhya Devi Bhandari) and Prime Minister on the same day. During the meeting with the prime minister, Pak PM Abbasi will be raising the issue of a missing Pakistan retired colonel," a foreign ministry official seeking anonymity told ANI.

The two sides will also discuss ways to widen cooperation in trade, education, tourism, defence and people to people contacts. (ANI)