ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation led by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay a daylong official visit to Kabul today (Saturday) to discuss host of issues of bilateral interest with Afghan government. The crucial visit is in response to invitation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Prime Minister Gilani. Others who would accompany the Prime Minister are Chief of the Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, DG ISI Lt. General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, Ministers of Defence, Interior, Finance, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir. Official sources told The Nation Friday that US troops pullout plan, war against terrorism, border crossing, Afghan Taliban reconciliation, repatriation of Afghan refugees and Pakistan- Afghanistan transit trade agreement would be discussed during the meeting. The purpose of the visit is to ensure that both the neighbouring countries are on the same page in tackling the bilateral challenges, a senior government official said. He was of the view that issue of reconciliation with Taliban would be discussed in the light of the proposal discussed in Ankara between President Asif Ali Zardari and his Turkish counterpart about permission to Taliban to open a political office in Ankara. The move is in line with the proposal to help facilitate Afghan Taliban leadership for talks with Afghan government to resolve the issue for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as the region. The sources further said that Islamabad and Kabul would also formalise a bilateral strategic dialogue to boost cooperation in defence, security and Political fields. The sources were of the view that there would be two-tier level talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan, adding that Prime Minister Gilani, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and DG ISI would hold talks with Afghan President, Afghan Army Chief and Afghan intelligence chief. Another meeting involving the DG ISI and Secretary Foreign Affairs Salman Bashir with Afghan leaders would follow this. Both sides are expected to form working groups comprising officials from the foreign and interior minnistries of the two countries The sources pointed out that the high-level meetings of the foreign and interior ministries as well as DG ISI with the COAS continued till late night to discuss issues. Prime Minister Gilani also called on President Zardari and took him on broad about the visit.