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Pakistan grants refuge to Afghan Soldiers in Chitral


Kabul: July 26, 2021- (TDI):  At the request of the local commander of the Afghan National Army, Pakistan has granted refuge to forty-six Afghan soldiers at the Pak-Afghan international border in the Chitral region.

According to ISPR, the Afghan National Army local commander opposite Arundu Sector in Chitral has asked the Pakistan Army for sanctuary for forty-six Afghan National Army and Border Police soldiers, which includes five officers as well. The commander has requested refuge because these soldiers are unable to maintain their military positions along the Pak-Afghan international border due to the changing security situation in Afghanistan.

Pakistani army contacted Afghan authorities for information and to complete the relevant paperwork. These Afghan soldiers came last night to Arundu Sector. As per military protocol, Afghan soldiers have been given food and medical care. After the due procedure, these soldiers would be handed over to Afghan government authorities in a respectful manner.

In short, forty-six soldiers, including five officers, were allowed asylum and safe passage into Pakistan after making contact with Afghan officials and following the proper military procedures.

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