Gen Nicholson calls on COAS, appreciates army’s fight against terror

Published: January 9, 2017
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Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa meets Commander RSM Gen Nicholson at the GHQ on Monday. ISPR SCREEN GRAB

Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa meets Commander RSM Gen Nicholson at the GHQ on Monday. ISPR SCREEN GRAB

Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and US Forces in Afghanistan General John W Nicholson called on Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Nicholson appreciated successful operations conducted by Pakistan Army.

The visiting dignitary also acknowledged requirement of bilateral border security coordination, the statement added.

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Gen Bajwa appreciated the role of erstwhile International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the RSM for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He acknowledged continuous support of RSM to enable Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) for enhancing the capacity and capability to independently tackle security challenges in Afghanistan.

The COAS also emphasised requirement of Pak-Afghan bilateral border security mechanism for which RSM can play an important role.

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Later, the two generals visited Miranshah, North Wazirastan Agency where the visiting General was briefed by General Officer Commanding on Operation Zarb-e-Azb and progress on the socio-economic activities, including return of the temporarily displaced persons (TDPs).

The visitors were also taken to Miranshah bazaar where they witnessed development work being undertaken by Pakistan Army.

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