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Dated: October 12, 2017
No PR-514/2017-ISPR

Rawalpindi - October 12, 2017: 

US delegation comprising Ms. Lisa Curtis, Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Ambassador David Hale and others representatives called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today. The delegation briefed COAS on contours of US strategy in South Asia. Discussion focused on regional security situation including Afghanistan and how Pakistan has positively contributed towards peace and stability in the region.

COAS highlighted concerns of Pakistan regarding peace and stability in the region. He reiterated that Pakistan has done its best despite constraints and shall continue its efforts for the sake of the future of Pakistan and in line with aspirations of Pakistani people.

The delegation appreciated and acknowledged Pak Army's contributions and Pakistanís sacrifices in War on Terror.

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Press Release

Dated: October 12, 2017
No PR-513/2017-ISPR

Rawalpindi - October 12, 2017: 

Pak Army in coordination with  intelligence agencies  recovered 5 Western hostages including 1 Canadian, his US National wife and their three children from terrorist custody through an intelligence based operation by Pakistan troops and intelligence agencies. They were captured by Terrorists from Afghanistan during 2012 and kept as hostages there. US intelligence agencies had been tracking them and shared their shifting across to Pakistan on 11 Oct 2017 through Kurram Agency border. The operation by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence from US authorities was successful; all hostages were recovered safe and sound and are being repatriated to the country of their origin. The success underscores the importance of timely intelligence sharing and Pakistan's continued commitment towards fighting this menace through cooperation between two forces against a common enemy.

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