RAWALPINDI, July 26 (Online): Pakistan has provided refuge to forty-six Afghan soldiers including five officers.
According to 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 late last night.
After contact with Afghan authorities and necessary military procedures, forty-six soldiers including five officers have been given refuge and safe passage into Pakistan.
Afghan soldiers have been provided food, shelter and necessary medical care as per established military norms.
These soldiers including officers will be returned to Afghan government authorities in a dignified manner after due process.
Previously on July 01 , thirty-five Afghan soldiers also sought refuge from Pakistan and they were also given safe passage into Pakistan and handed over to Afghan authorities..