Pakistan highlights Afghanistan’s irresponsiveness
By Staff ReporterFriday – November 1, 2019
According to an official statement, the FO would like to put the record straight that on October 27-28, 2019, Afghan military resorted to unprovoked mortar and heavy weapon firing on Pakistan military’s newly established posts, which resulted into serious injuries to 6 Pakistan military soldiers.
Despite this aggressive action by the Afghan military, the Pakistani side exercised utmost restraint to avoid further escalation.
As a positive gesture, Pakistan military proposed to resolve the issue of newly established posts through border flag meeting, joint survey of the area, and a local Jirga involving elders/Mashran from both the sides.
The Afghan side requested for forwarding the suggestions on joint survey and Jirga through diplomatic channels.
The FO handed over a note verbale to the Afghan Chargés d'affaires ad interim in the federal capital on October 28, 2019, proposing joint survey and local jirga. The Afghan side has not responded on the proposal as yet.
It is highly regrettable that despite mutual agreement on utilising recognised channels of communication, Afghanistan has chosen to raise the issue through a media statement.
We expect that the Afghan FO will respond to Pakistan’s proposals.
We consider the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as an internationally recognised official border between the two countries in accordance with all relevant international laws and conventions.
The Afghan position on this issue is unwarranted, which should be avoided.