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Corps Commander Peshawar visited his counterpart in Afghanistan

19 January, 2015

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Kabul: Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Hidayatur Rehman visited his counterpart in Afghanistan 18,Janaury,2015 to discuss matters relating to border security, according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.

Representatives of the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) as well as Afghan Border Police were present during the meeting in which means to further enhance the two countries' existing border coordination mechanisms came under discussion.

Southern Commander Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua is also scheduled to visit Afghanistan on Wednesday to meet his counterpart.

These visits are aimed at enhancing the military-to-military relationship between the two countries.

In the wake of the Dec 16 attack on Peshawar's Army Public School which claimed at least 150 lives — including more than 132 schoolchildren, Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had said that security forces in Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to carry out coordinated operations against terrorists along the Pak-Afghan border.

He had added that the Afghan leadership in Kabul had assured the Pakistani army of full cooperation in countering terrorism.

Last month, on Dec 17, Gen Raheel had met Isaf commander General Joseph Dunford, who had condemned the attack on APS and had assured Pakistan of complete cooperation in countering terrorism and in security related matters.

Gen Raheel had also sought Kabul's help to extradite top Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazalullah who is wanted for terrorism cases in Pakistan.

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