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Pakistan, Afghanistan border peace a priority: Army Chief

Updated: Jul 09, 2016 11:50 IST
Peshawar, July 9 (ANI): Asserting that peace and stability along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border is the top priority of Pakistan military, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said this is a commitment.

General Raheel made the statement on a visit to the forward lines in North and South Waziristan agencies Eid-ul-Fitr.

"Border management and dignified repatriation of Afghan refugees are important enablers for lasting peace," the Express Tribune quoted him as saying.

"Our efforts for peace in Afghanistan have been acknowledged while we are committed to facilitating the reconciliation process with sincerity, commitment and resolve. We expect

Afghanistan's territory is not used against Pakistan," he added.

General Raheel said that Islamabad would not anyone to use its soil against Afghanistan.

"As consolidation efforts go on and operational dividends are optimised for the Pak-Afghan border region, Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil against Afghanistan and the law enforcers would take concrete measures against violators," he said.

Highlighting that Pakistan and its army had paid a huge price in eliminating terrorists and restoring peace, he said the sacrifices will not go in vain.

"We will not let these sacrifices go to waste.. With Fata cleared and terrorists being chased across the country, we are determined not to allow them to return and reverse our gains," he added. (ANI)