Army chief, US envoy discuss regional security

Published: February 6, 2016
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Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in a meeting with US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard G Olson on February 6, 2016 at GHQ. PHOTO: ISPR

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in a meeting with US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard G Olson on February 6, 2016 at GHQ. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif discussed overall regional security situation with greater reference to Afghanistan in a meeting with US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard G Olson.

Ambassador Olson called on the army chief at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Saturday where matters related to regional security came under discussion, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The visiting ambassador has appreciated the efforts of Pakistan in fighting against terrorism.

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On February 4, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the army chief discussed the role of hostile foreign intelligence agencies and their collaborators in fomenting instability in the country.

According to the ISPR, in a high-level meeting at the ISI headquarters, the army chief emphasised the need for continued efforts across the country to consolidate gains of operation Zarb-e-Azb.

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“The role of hostile [foreign] intelligence agencies and their collaborators in fomenting instability in Pakistan and undermining Pakistan’s interests was discussed in detail,” the statement said.

It added that management of Pak-Afghan border including way forward was also discussed during the meeting.

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