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Pakistan to treat Afghanistan’s enemy as its own: COAS

KABUL: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has directed the Frontier Works Organisation to start construction work of Torkham-Jalalabad Dual Carriage Way, a project suspended for a long time, this week, ARY News reported.

The Army Chief is currently accompanying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on a one-day visit to Afghanistan. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz;  Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatimi and Foreign Secretary, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry are also a part of the delegation.

According to Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major Asim Salim Bajwa, the COAS said Afghanistan’s enemy will be treated as Pakistan’s enemy and vice versa.

He said Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan will be guided by three principles including strict adherence to policy of non-intervention. Besides, Pakistan would not allow its territory to be used against others.

The COAS assured full support to Afghan-led reconciliation and assured making all efforts in this regard.

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