How to keep the news from dying in Afghanistan
A funeral for the late president Ahmad Ziaul Haq is due to take place in the capital Kabul on Thursday.
The body will be interred in a mosque in the old city, with a public ceremony to be held at the site later.
Zia’s funeral is a key part of a campaign to prevent the death of the former Afghan president.
The US has repeatedly criticised the Taliban for their handling of the situation in Afghanistan and has warned that the Taliban have not yet responded to a call for an end to their use of force.
The funeral of the late former Afghan President Ahmad Zahir Shah will be held in Kabul on March 28.
Al Jazeera’s Zulfiqar Hussain reports from Kabul.