ISLAMABAD Jul- 26,2021- Pak Army granted refuge and safe passage to 46 Afghan armymen including 5 officers given refuge in Pakistan says a press release of Pak Army’s media wing on Monday.
The ISPR press release said that the Afghan National Army (ANA) local Commander opposite Arundu Sector, Chitral requested Pakistan Army for refuge and safe passage for 46 soldiers of Afghan National Army and Border Police including 5 officers as they were unable to hold their military posts along Pak – Afghan International Border due to evolving security situation in Afghanistan. Pak army contacted Afghan authorities for information and necessary formalities.
These Afghan soldiers arrived at Arundu Sector, Chiral late last night. After contact with Afghan authorities and necessary military procedures, 46 soldiers including 5 officers have been given refuge / safe passage into Pakistan.
Afghan soldiers have been provided food, shelter and necessary medical care as per established military norms.
ANA soldiers will be returned in dignified manner
These soldiers including officers will be returned to Afghan govt authorities in a dignified manner after due process.
Previously on July1, 35 Afghan soldiers also requested Pak army for refuge/ safe passage due to inability to hold their military post along Pak- Afghan International Border. They were also given safe passage into Pakistan and handed over to Afghan govt authorities after due procedure.