RAWALPINDI - Angoor Adda checkpost located at Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan Agency (SWA) was handed over to Afghan authorities on Saturday with intention to improve the border management and strengthening the bilateral relations.

Director General (DG) Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Saleem Bajwa said that the decision of handing over Angoor Adda checkpost to Afghan authorities was part of the strategy to bring betterment in border management and mending brotherly relations between the two neighbouring countries.

The ISPR DG expressed the hope that the decision will help restore peace and stability at Pak-Afghan border and also assist in coordinated efforts for stability and peace on both sides of the border.

He said, “The gesture will act as a catalyst and is envisioned to bring momentum for establishing peace and stability along the Pak-Afghan border.”

Bajwa said that it was reiterated during the process that all border-related issues will be amicably resolved through mutual consultations subsequently.

LEVIES MAN MARTYRED IN BAJAUR CLASH

A security personnel was martyred while an attacker killed in exchange of fire between extremists and Levies men here on Saturday evening.

Official sources said that extremists attacked Levies men in Laghrai area of Bajaur Agency which resulted in the death of a security official.

In retaliatory action of security forces one attacker was also killed while others escaped from the scene leaving behind the body of their colleague.

Meanwhile, two FC personnel were injured in a landmine blast in Nawagai area of Bajaur Agency on Saturday. The Frontier Constabulary personnel were going back after fetching drinking water from a spring when the blast took place. The explosives were planted near the spring. The injured were rushed to local hospital for medical treatment.