KATHMANDU — Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday for his two-day state visit, in the first high-level visit here by a foreign dignitary after K P Sharma Oli assumed office as Prime Minister of Nepal.
The Pakistani PM is making his visit to congratulate PM Oli for being elected to the post of Prime Minister.
During his visit, Abbasi will also be engaged in high-level political talks.
The incumbent Prime Minister of Pakistan is making an official visit to Nepal after over three years when PM Nawaz Sharif had arrived here to take part in the 18th Saarc Summit.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu confirmed the planned visit but did not divulge details. “The visit of Prime Minister is taking place in the first week of March 2018. But we are still awaiting confirmation from Islamabad,” said embassy spokesperson Inayat Khan.
Although his visit itinerary is still being worked out, officials said Prime Minister Abbasi plans to arrive here on Monday afternoon and fly back home on Tuesday.
According to officials, Pak PM Abbasi will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Oli on Monday evening and pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari before flying home the next day.
7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar
NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.
Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.
The injured are being transported to local hospitals.
The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.
Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.