Peshawar corps commander visits Khyber Agency

Visit comes hours after army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa chaired a meeting at GHQ


News Desk February 20, 2017
Corps Commander Peshawar Gen Butt visits Khyber Agency on Monday. PHOTO: ISPR

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Corps Commander Lt General Nazir Ahmed Butt visited on Monday Loi Shalman area of Khyber Agency, where he was given a detailed briefing on the prevailing security situation in the tribal region.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, Gen Butt interacted with troops deployed on forward posts, and expressed satisfaction on the operational performance and morale of soldiers.

Heavy artillery moved towards Pak-Afghan border

The visit came hours after army chief General Qamar Bajwa chaired a high-level meeting at the General Headquarters. The huddle decided in favour of collaborating with the Afghan government to combat terrorism.

Kabul has reacted angrily to cross-border shelling by Pakistani forces that decimated camps and training compounds of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and its splinter group Jamaatul Ahrar in Afghanistan.

The shelling was in response to the recent terror wave across the country, which claimed over 100 lives last week.

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