Afghan President Receives Unexpected Welcome in Pakistan

December 9, 2015 11:24 AM

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Afghan President Receives Unexpected Welcome in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Afghan political leaders warned President Ashraf Ghani not to smile when he came here on Wednesday, but he soon found that to be hard going.

As the Afghan president stepped off his plane at the airport, he appeared surprised to discover that the greeting party far exceeded the demands of protocol: The Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, and the country’s military chiefs were on hand, along with many other dignitaries, as an honor gua...

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