According to ISPR, 46 personnel including five Afghan Army officers, have been given shelter and safe passage in Pakistan. According to ISPR, the Afghan troops arrived in Chitral’s Arandu sector late night. The local commander of the Afghan National Army had sought asylum from the Pakistan Army in Arandu sector Chitral.

According to ISPR, Pakistan Army contacted the Afghan authorities for information and other necessary measures, providing food, shelter and medical assistance to the Afghan soldiers. ISPR says Afghan troops will be handed over to the Afghan government after due process. Earlier on July 1, 35 Afghan soldiers had requested a safe passage, according to ISPR.

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