ISLAMABAD A limited number of Afghan military officials are set to travel to Pakistan in the second week of September for training as Afghanistans President Hamid Karzai has made up his mind to accept Pakistans offer to train Afghanistans forces, diplomatic sources informed TheNation on Thursday. According to the official sources from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan and Afghanistan have not communicated formally in this regard so for however, they confirmed that the Afghan military officials would be travelling to Pakistan soon in this connection. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has long been aspiring to train Afghan forces as a part of reconstruction and rehabilitation process in Afghanistan. On 19th February this year, General Kayani had offered Afghanistan to train recruits for its newly proposed army and the police force. When asked to comment on this development, an Islamabad-based diplomat, speaking on the condition of anonymity said that the training of Afghan army and police by Pakistan is better for both short and long terms. It is a win-win for ISAF (International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan), the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He further said that Pakistans military officials also wanted to establish close links with Karzai government and the top hierarchy of a new Afghan national army to neutralise the growing hostility towards the country and that training of Afghan officials in Pakistan would establish good contacts between both the countries. Pakistan is obviously keen to emerge with a stabilising role in Afghanistan, the diplomat added. Despite trying several times, this correspondent could not contact Afghanistans Ambassador to Pakistan for his comments regarding this news story.