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Afghan soldiers who took refuge in Pakistan return to their country: ISPR

Afghan soldiers who took refuge in Pakistan return to their country: ISPR
July 27, 2021

RAWALPINDI (92 News) - Forty-six Afghan soldiers who took refuge in Pakistan were handed over to Afghan authorities on late Monday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghan National Army local Commander opposite Arundu Sector, Chitral requested Pakistan Army for refuge and safe passage for forty-six soldiers of Afghan National Army and Border Police including five officers as they were unable to hold their military posts along Pak-Afghan international border due to evolving security situation in Afghanistan.

Pakistan army contacted Afghan authorities for information and necessary formalities. These Afghan soldiers arrived at Arundu Sector, Chitral on 25th July. After necessary clearance, the Afghan soldiers crossed into Pakistan with their weapons, ammunition and communication equipment.

The said soldiers have now been amicably returned to Afghan authorities on their request along with their weapons and equipment.

Pakistan will continue to extend all kinds of support to our Afghan brethren in time of need, said ISPR.

Previously on July 1, 35 Afghan soldiers also requested Pakistan Army for refuge and safe passage due to their inability to hold their military post along with Pak- Afghan border. They were also given safe passage into Pakistan and handed over to Afghan government authorities after the due procedure.