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18 Nov 2020 | 02:06 PM UTC

Pakistani Prime Minister to visit Kabul November 19

Afghanistan News Alert

Heightened security expected during visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Kabul on November 19; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul


Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Kabul on Thursday, November 19, and will meet President Ashraf Ghani to discuss bilateral ties between the two countries and the impact of the draw down of international forces in the region. A heightened security presence is expected in association with the visit, particularly around any meeting locations and Hamid Karzai International Airport (KBL). Road closures are expected to allow for VIP cavalcades and congestion may be worsened by additional security checkpoints. In order to ease traffic congestion, the Ministry of Labor and Public Affairs has announced a public holiday in the capital on Thursday.

Transport disruption and a heightened security presence are expected across the capital on Thursday associated with the official visit. Additional checkpoints are likely to be set up and security forces may carry out stop and search operations.


Those in Kabul are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate disruptions to transport in the capital, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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