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Intelligence based action against terrorism agenda topped COAS and President Ghani meeting

KABUL: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Sunday agreed to carry out intelligence based actions against terrorists. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan Army, General Sharif during his Kabul visit today held a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah. The meeting which focused on the security situation of the region underscored need for cooperation in connection with the counter-terrorism operation underway on both sides of the neighbouring countries. The participants of the meeting were also on the same page over not letting the soils of the two countries used against each other.

Views were also exchanged on the future course of action in regard to the Afghan reconciliation process. There was an agreement in the meeting that all the stakeholders would extend support for success of the peace process. They agreed on the resumption of Afghan reconciliation process under a four-party framework. The first meeting under this framework will be held in January, ISPR said. The meeting also decided to set up a hotline between the DGMs of Pakistan and Afghanistan besides enhancing the frequency of bilateral tours by the army officials. General Raheel Sharif underlined the need for putting in place an effective mechanism aimed at putting tabs on the cross-border movements. The Army Chief also visited the Bagram airbase and met with US forces’ chief in Afghanistan, General John Campbell. During the meeting, the two generals discussed matters of mutual interest


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