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Imran Khan briefly meets Army Chief in Mardan

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MARDAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan briefly met Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in Mardan.

The meeting took place near a helipad in Mardan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and other provincial officials accompanied him.

The army chief and PTI chairman separately arrived in the city after the terrorist incident and expressed sorrow over loss of precious lives. The COAS also attended funeral prayer of the deceased persons.


Read: At least 14 killed, 60 injured in Mardan suicide blast


Later speaking to media, Khan said he met the army chief after he landed in the city. He condemned the terror strike in Mardan and said militants’ are foreign funded and disrupting peace in Pakistan.

He said it was the need of the hour to mobilise the foreign ministry and present Pakistan’s message to the world in suitable manner.

Earlier in the day, Gen Sharif had appreciated army, Frontier Corps and police for prompt and effective response and defeating the terrorists attempt in Peshawar’s Christian colony.

Security forces killed all the four terrorists who entered Christian colony near Warsak road in Peshawar on Friday morning.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two FC personnel, a police constable and two civilian guards were injured in the exchange of fire with the terrorists.

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