46 soldiers of Afghan National Army get refuge in Pakistan, according to ISPR.
Pakistan provided refuge on request of the local commander of Afghan National Army along Pak-Afghan international border in Chitral region.
Afghan National Army local Commander opposite Arundu Sector, Chitral, requested Pakistan Army for refuge.
46 soldiers of Afghan National Army get refuge in Pakistan
The commander also requested safe passage for forty-six soldiers of Afghan National Army and Border Police.
They included five officers as they turned unable to hold their military posts along Pak-Afghan international border due to evolving security situation in Afghanistan.
Pakistan army contacted Afghan authorities for information and necessary formalities.
These Afghan soldiers arrived at Arundu Sector, Chitral late last night.
After contact with Afghan authorities and necessary military procedures, Pakistan allowed forty-six soldiers including five officers refuge and safe passage into Pakistan.
Furthermore, Pakistan also provided Afghan soldiers with food, shelter and necessary medical care as per established military norms.
These soldiers including officers will be returned to Afghan government authorities in a dignified manner after due process.
Previously on the first of this month, thirty-five Afghan soldiers also requested Pakistan army for refuge and safe passage due to inability to hold their military post along Pak-Afghan international border.
Pakistan had also given them safe passage into Pakistan and handed over to Afghan government authorities after due procedure.