Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gets a warm welcome in Islamabad

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APP01-09 ISLAMABAD: December 09 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif receiving Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Nur Khan Airbase as he arrived on a day-long visit to participate in the Heart of Asia Conference. APP photo by Irshad Sheikh

ISLAMABAD Dec 9 (APP): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday received a warm welcome as he arrived here on a day-long visit to participate in the Heart of Asia Conference.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif welcomed the Afghan Head of State as he arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase. The two warmly shook hands.A red carpet was rolled out and a 21-gun salute boomed for the Afghan President who will be inaugurating the conference.

A contingent comprising the three services presented him salute. National anthems of the two countries were played.The Afghan President reviewed the guard of honour.

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch, Minister for IT Anusha Rehman, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi and the Services Chiefs were at the airbase to receive the guest.