Peshawar corps commander visits Khyber Agency

He was given a detailed briefing on the prevailing security situation in the tribal region


Our Correspondent February 21, 2017
Corps Commander Peshawar Gen Butt visits Khyber Agency on Monday. PHOTO: ISPR

PESHAWAR: While the Torkham border remained closed after tensions heighted on the Durand Line and Pakistani forces shelled terrorists hideouts across the border, on Monday the Corps Commander Peshawar was given a detailed briefing on his visit to the front line in Khyber Agency.

Peshawar Corps Commander Lt General Nazir Ahmed Butt visited 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, security sources say

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.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2017.

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