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Gen. Raheel briefs US officials on Afghanistan’s visit

Gen. Raheel briefs US officials on Afghanistan’s visit

Feb 19, 2015 - 15:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon’s Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif briefed a US congress delegation led by Senator Jack Reed with regard of his recent visit to Afghanistaninfo-icon, media reports.

He told US the officials that Pakistan and Afghanistan had intensified cooperation to bring peace and stability to the region. He said both countries also agreed to continue the ongoing operation against militants in both the countries.

Gen. Raheel along with Director General (DG) of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISIinfo-icon) Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar arrived in Kabul on Tuesday for a one-day official visit.

The government had said messages conveyed in talks with President Ashraf Ghani by a visiting Pakistani delegation were positive and reflected Islamabad’s resolve toward cooperation with Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism.

According to media reports Gen. Raheel Sharif on Wednesday met a military commission of the US congress and discussed issues related to terrorism and his recent visit to Afghanistan.

Gen. Sharif told US congress men that Pakistan was not favoring any militant outfit. “Our armed forces have been fighting terrorist groups in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) irrespective of whom they are and where they belong to.”

He informed the visiting US delegation that army dismantled Tahrik-i-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan (TTP) network in the tribal area and a large swath of the lawless region was under army control.



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