US commander in Afghanistan visits North Waziristan

Rawalpindi: Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and US Forces in Afghanistan, General John W. Nicholson along with chief of Army staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Miranshah, North Wazirastan Agency on Monday. Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt Commander Peshawar Corps received the visiting Generals on their arrival at Miranshah, according to ISPR. The visiting General was briefed by General officer commanding, on Operation Zarb-e-Azb and progress on the socio-economic activities including return of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs). Visitors were taken to Miranshah bazaar where they saw the development work being undertaken by the Pakistan Army. General John Nicholson appreciated successful Operations conducted by Pakistan Army and acknowledged the requirement of bilateral border security coordination.

The Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and US Forces in Afghanistan General John W. Nicholson was arrived Pakistan on Monday . On reaching Pakistan the visiting General had a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release here said. The COAS appreciated role of erstwhile International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and presently Resolute Support Mission (RSM) Force for peace and stability in Afghanistan. The COAS acknowledged continuous support of RSM to enable Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) for enhancing the capacity and capability to independently tackle security challenges in Afghanistan. He emphasized requirement of Pakistan-Afghan bilateral border security mechanism for which RSM can play important role.

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