ISLAMABAD : Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, will visit the United States in the next month on the invitation of the US authorities. According to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), “The Chief of Army Staff will proceed for a bilateral visit to the USA in November on the invitation of the US.” This will be General Sharif’s first visit to the US since assuming the post of COAS on November 29, 2013. During his visit, the army chief will hold meetings with senior US security officials.

General Raheel’s trip comes at a crucial point when the Pakistan Army has been successfully fighting militants in North Waziristan in the operation Zarb-e-Azb.