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April 28, 2017

High-level Pak Army team visits Afghanistan

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April 28, 2017

RAWALPINDI: On the direction of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, a high-level Pakistan Army delegation, headed by Chief of the General Staff (CGS) Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, visited Afghanistan on Thursday, says an ISPR press release.

The delegation met Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahramee and General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, Afghanistan's Chief of the Army Staff. The CGS conveyed condolences on behalf of COAS on the loss of innocent lives in the Mazar-e-Sharif terrorist attack and expressed solidarity with the Afghan forces and people. 

Free medical treatment in Pakistan to the injured of the Mazar-e-Sharif attack was also offered by the delegation. The delegation held talks on bilateral border coordination measures. Afghan authorities were conveyed that the Pakistan Army has control in all areas on the Pakistan side of the border and shall not allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan. Terrorists are common threat and shall be defeated.