Pak PM Abbasi to receive guard of honour in Nepal

Abbasi was speaking at the London School of Economics, at a 'Future of Pakistan 2017' conference.? Photograph:( Facebook )

ANI Kathmandu, Nepal Mar 05, 2018, 03.54 AM (IST)

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on a two-day visit to Nepal will be accorded a guard of honour by the Nepali Army,  newswire ANI reported.

"He (Pakistan Prime Minister) is set to land in Kathmandu at about 2 pm and he will be conferred with guard of honour. To receive the honour, he will head to Tundikhel (ground) where he also will be received by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli," the army source said.

During the Nepal visit which is Pakistan's "pro-active and outreach efforts" in the Indian subcontinent, Abbasi will congratulate the newly elected prime minister, Oli, who took over the office a few weeks ago.

"Pakistan Prime Minister will stay in Soaltee Hotel and will meet President (Bidhya Devi Bhandari) and Prime Minister on the same day. During the meeting with the prime minister, Pak PM Abbasi will be raising the issue of a missing Pakistan retired colonel," a foreign ministry official seeking anonymity told ANI.

The two sides will also discuss ways to widen cooperation in trade, education, tourism, defence and people to people contacts.