ISAF commander, Afghan Army Chief discuss security matters with COAS

inp 23-05RAWALPINDI, Dec 23 (INP): Chief of General Staff Afghan National Army (ANA) General Sher Muhammad Karimi and Commander ISAF General John Campbell visited GHQ on Tuesday and discussed security related matters with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif. Both leaders assured their full support in fight against terrorism and eliminating terrorists on Afghan soil.

The visiting dignitaries expressed their grief over the tragic terrorists’ act of Peshawar School in which 149 innocent lives were lost including 133 children.

Appreciating recently commenced operations by Afghan forces against TTP in areas close to Pak-Afghan Border, General Raheel Sharif vowed to extend full support to the visiting Afghan Chief of General Staff and ISAF Commander in all spheres, including coordinated operations in respective areas by both sides and sharing of intelligence.

The trilateral meeting discussed overall security situation in the region, matters relating to coordination on the Pak – Afghan border and protocols put in place to improve border control.

Both Chief of General Staff ANA and ISAF Commander acknowledged that due to the successful and non-discriminatory Zarb-e-Azb Operation of the Pakistani Security Forces, Pak Army’s Operational gains were appreciable and terrorist’s networks have been seriously degraded.

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