Afghan ambassador denies agreement on gate construction at Torkham border

Published: June 16, 2016
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Afghan border policemen take their positions following clashes with Pakistani forces on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan in eastern Nangarhar province on June 15, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Afghan border policemen take their positions following clashes with Pakistani forces on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan in eastern Nangarhar province on June 15, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Afghan ambassador in Islamabad, Dr Omar Zakhilwal denied on Thursday he had agreed on the construction of gate on Torkham border, saying reports about an understanding with Pakistani military officials were unfounded.

“Unfortunately, contrary to the above, the contraction on the gate in Torkham was ordered to go ahead and much to my disappointment it was presented as if it was agreed to in our meeting yesterday,” he clarified in a statement available with the The Express Tribune.

The envoy, however, said he discussed an immediate ceasefire and de-escalation of tension and drawing down of forces in Torkham on both sides to diffuse the situation.

“I also discussed an immediate high level Joint Pak-Afghan military coordination meeting to resolve this issue expeditiously and amicably. I also touched on a pause of the construction work to avoid any further incidents and allowing talks to resolve the dispute,” Zakhilwal maintained.

Pakistan Army major injured in Torkham firing succumbs to wounds

Relations between the US allies have never been close but have been strained over the past 15 years by Afghan accusations that Pakistan supports the Taliban who are fighting to unseat the US-backed government in Kabul. Pakistan denies that.

The countries have blamed each other for the fighting that broke out on Sunday at the main crossing point between them over the construction of a new border post on the Pakistani side.

“When our people began construction work on the gate on Wednesday, Afghan forces again opened fire at our troops and construction workers,” said a Pakistani security official who declined to be identified.

He said Pakistan had retaliated with long-range artillery  and mortars. There was no word on any casualties.

Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on ceasefire along Torkham border

The Pakistan Army spokesman’s office confirmed the Wednesday fighting. Afghan officials, however, denied any fighting on Wednesday, but said an Afghan border guard was killed and five were wounded overnight on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if the officials were talking about the same incident.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry summoned ambassador Zakhilwal to demand that Afghanistan put an end to the “unprovoked firing” and to protest against the death of a Pakistan Army major, shot on the border in a clash this week.

A diplomatic source and a Pakistani security source confirmed a fragile ceasefire had been agreed. On his Facebook page, Zakhilwal said the two sides had agreed on “de-escalation of tension, draw down of military build up and steps forward to an amicable solution”.

US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said Washington was “concerned” by the clashes and by reports that heavy weapons were present. He urged the two sides to “resolve their disagreements … and to de-escalate tensions.”

Firing at Torkham border left nine Pakistani civilians injured

“Good relations between the two countries are key to the stability of the region,” Kirby added.

By Wednesday, trucks carrying goods to Afghanistan had been stranded on the Pakistani side of the border for four days. A Reuters journalist at the scene said trucks lined the road all the way from the northwestern city of Peshawar to the Torkham border.

Pakistan says the border gate it is building is well on its side of the border and will help stop militants from crossing and help fight drug trafficking. Pakistan’s foreign policy chief, Sartaj Aziz, expressed concern over what he called the Afghan army’s attempts to “disrupt border management efforts” by Pakistan.

Afghanistan objects to all Pakistani construction on a 2,200-km border it says was unfairly imposed by British colonialists in the 19th century and which it has never recognised.

Curfew in Torkham as Pakistan lodges protest

Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been particularly strained in recent months over Afghan officials’ anger at what they see as insincere efforts by Pakistan to help with peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

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Reader Comments (75)

  • Haji Atiya
    Jun 16, 2016 - 8:54AM

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a truce ? In any case it appears there is no dealing with these unstable and mentally challenged Afghans; time to send them all back home with love and from 2 exit points: Khyber and Wagah ! The Indians can shower their smarmy hospitality on their new found friends.Recommend

  • Salman
    Jun 16, 2016 - 8:59AM

    Pak should Respond them swiftly and effectively.Followed by kicking the Afghan refugees. Recommend

  • JA
    Jun 16, 2016 - 9:04AM

    Look after decades of hospitality what we are getting back from Afghans.Recommend

  • shafi
    Jun 16, 2016 - 9:22AM

    ,they r firing on a country whom gave them shelter,education, medical facities, for what theuy r fighting?.i think if they do not stop firing, let them show the meaning of heavy shelling, they forget that pak is feeding afghans more than anyone for last 30yearsRecommend

  • Agha Mujbtaba
    Jun 16, 2016 - 9:45AM

    Send on all the immigrant Afghans back to their country whom we are supporting and giving shelter. There are more than 3 million Afghans in Pakistan who are burden on our economy.Recommend

  • B.Sivaramakrishna
    Jun 16, 2016 - 9:54AM

    Government of India must provide all diplomatic and moral support to Afghanistan to erase illegitimate unjust colonial era Durand Line, assist Afghanistan to face down attempted intimidation of Pashtuns / Pushtuns / Pathans by the Punjabi Military Dominated Deep state of Pakistan and help Afghanistan liberate illegally occupied Afghan lands in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA from illegitimate Punjabi Military occupation. Recommend

  • PakPower
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:18AM

    Here goes. Goes on to show how immature of a nation Afghanistan is. Yesterday, they were talking truce, now they are shelling our border to please their masters. Be done with Afghanistan. Indian money is making them forget how dependent they are on Pakistan. Once we stop trading with them and kick out their refugees, they will come scampering over to the dialog table.Recommend

  • Fahim
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:21AM

    Shameless neighbors, don’t give afghan route any more to Indian weaponsRecommend

  • Hakim Afghani
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:25AM

    @JA:
    hospitality? LOL
    You must be joking. Go look at yourself in the mirror.Recommend

  • sabi
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:30AM

    Stop Afghan trucks carrying goods to Pakistan. For her export to other countries ask them to use Chahbahar port. Abdullah Abdullah and ilks will beg for mercy believe it.Cpec is not dependent on Afghanistan why bothering too much.Recommend

  • Shuaib
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:35AM

    Afghanis should go to India. Their Government too should go to India. Get lost. We Pakistanis don’t want ANYTHING to do with you.Recommend

  • Jun 16, 2016 - 10:45AM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna:
    mr. where were your country when soviet forces occupied Afghanistan and Pakistan fought against Soviet aggression to save Afghanis. That time your beloved country was under Soviet shadow. Shame on u.Recommend

  • Salman Ahmad
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:47AM

    @ B.Sivaramakrishna: So Government of india also relies on Pakistani newspaper websites? Didn’t know india didn’t have any good newspapersRecommend

  • Raghu
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:50AM

    It is two political forces fighting. Why make the Refugee families suffer? There are Kids, women and old people. It is easy to type anything in the comments section. But hard to realize when on ground.Recommend

  • Haseeb
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:06AM

    @ Hakim Afghani : Ya when we look in mirror we see 3 Millions Aghanis wandering in various cities in Pakistan. Better you Afghanis get out of our country or we will throw you to your homeland. Go there, grow Opium and fight for another generation…that’s what your history is…Recommend

  • Faraz
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:10AM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna

    What were you smoking when you wrote this?Recommend

  • Mazhar
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:15AM

    We,standby our armed forces for effective border managment, its time for afghans to leave our country if they have some national pride n ego.Recommend

  • ASSADULLAH ABBASSZADEH
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:21AM

    Pakistan has problems with every neighbor because they are unrealistic. The durand line is not acceptable so you cant build in any disputed area without Afghanistan’s consent. Try to learn good behaviour with your neighbour first.Recommend

  • Sadozai Durrani
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:28AM

    @Hakim Afghani:
    No joke here….check any government-owned hospital, right from the mountains of KPK to the coastline of Karachi ie Kimari: Flooded with Afghan men, women and children. Saying thanks wouldn’t hurt here, but you’re Afghan, so that’s understandable.Recommend

  • Sadozai Durrani
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:31AM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna:
    I think your government is doing all it can already.Recommend

  • Sri Varahadev
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:37AM

    Pakistan must do deep soul searching as to why three of her four neighbors, Afghanistan, Iran and India, from time to time have resorted to cross border firing that targets Pakistan

    It must also contemplate as to why it cannot get on with ANY of its Islamic Ummah brother neighbours with whom it shares a border.

    Besides Pakistan needs to also do deep soul searching why three of its neighbors do not feel the need to indulge in similar cross border firing with some of their neighbors like Tajikistan in Afghanistan’s case Turkmenistan in Iran’s case, or Nepal in India’s case.
    Ceasing to provoke neighbors will benefit the people of Pakistan greatly by having one less problem among the myriads of problems assailing Pakistan, to deal with.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:39AM

    @Hakim Afghani:
    We recognize you Hakim Hindustani though you come in the veil of Hakim Afghani. Recommend

  • SYED
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:41AM

    This is called Back stabbers; The Afghanistan!Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:42AM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna:
    Yawn,,,,Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:43AM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna:
    OK. Now you can go back to sleep.Recommend

  • bw
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:47AM

    @Hakim Afkhani

    Better we have raised a dog instead of Afghani. At least after eating so many years that would be loyal

    and Guys make it clear

    AFGHANS ARE NOT PUSHTUNS……….Recommend

  • Raju
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:47AM

    Afghan forces are trained by Indian army since last many years and now the result is in front of everyone. This all is going on behalf of Indian backing. They cannot tolerate a much stable and peaceful Pakistan which we have right now.Recommend

  • abc
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:49AM

    Lets call for close air support and teach them a lesson. Recommend

  • Anon
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:59AM

    Our dear Afghan brothers are being deliberately targeted to take the focus off the troubles in Pakistan. They used to do that along the Indian border until Manmohan Singh was PM. Too risky now. Let’s just say it blows up in the face when they try that today.Recommend

  • London Banker
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:59AM

    @ Assadullah Abbaszadeh, oh look. The Afghans will now try to teach us good behaviour. !Recommend

  • Alter Ego
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:59AM

    @Raghu:
    All is fair in love and war.
    And make no mistake, this is war.Recommend

  • Babloo
    Jun 16, 2016 - 11:59AM

    Buckle up everyone! The stage is being set for a military takeover in Pakistan.Mark Babloo’s words. Recommend

  • Dr. Priyanka
    Jun 16, 2016 - 12:01PM

    In this hour of need India must give all moral support to the Afghans. Our association spans thousands of years.Recommend

  • Sri Varahadev
    Jun 16, 2016 - 12:04PM

    Pakistan must do deep soul searching as to why three of her four neighbors, Afghanistan, Iran and India, from time to time have resorted to cross border firing that targets Pakistan

    It must also contemplate as to why it cannot get on with ANY of its Islamic Ummah brother neighbours with whom it shares a border.

    Besides Pakistan needs to also do deep soul searching why three of its neighbors do not feel the need to indulge in similar cross border firing with some of their neighbors like Tajikistan in Afghanistan’s case Turkmenistan in Iran’s case, or Nepal in India’s case.Recommend

  • jay
    Jun 16, 2016 - 12:10PM

    @khurram shahzad: Afghanistan never asked for Pakistan help. Pakistan involved itself on the behest of American for dollars!!! BTW the Aghan govt had themselves invited USSR.. Pak had no business involving itself in other countries internal business. Read History before u speak !Recommend

  • asad
    Jun 16, 2016 - 12:17PM

    Send all 3m afghanis immigrants to India if indians so much love them..thanksRecommend

  • Sunil
    Jun 16, 2016 - 12:37PM

    Well, after years of sending in “freedom” fighters into Afghanistan and destabilizing it, they are fighting back. So fires every where, on the LOC, IB along your eastern front, to the north and west. So you want to blame others still?Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Jun 16, 2016 - 12:41PM

    @bw:
    That’s what the Americans are saying about youRecommend

  • Last Word
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:02PM

    Afghans have suffered at the hands of Taliban who were based in Pakistan for the past 15 years. It is payback time for Afghanistan.Recommend

  • Abrar R
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:05PM

    People of Afghanistan are our brothers and sisters, the govt anyways is a NATO puppet. Modi won’t take the risk of provoking Pakistan on his side if the border as a spanking would dust his election slogans and leave him a bruised eye. Better have the Afghan govt do the poking and get slappedRecommend

  • Milind
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:06PM

    @Sadozai Durrani – “check any government-owned hospital, right from the mountains of KPK to the coastline of Karachi ie Kimari: Flooded with Afghan men, women and children.”

    All the KPK area was and is actually part of Afghanistan.. Its Pakistanis like you who have flooded that area and need to move out..Recommend

  • Armaan
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:08PM

    @Asad. Afghans refugees are already there in india along with Tibetan and Pakistani Minority refugees.
    @Sabi be careful in what you say. Afghans are only dependent till chabahar is ready. But you are dependent on Afghanistan route forever for water and trade route (TAPI) to Central Asia.
    @JA Backstabbing fellow brother islamic country, siding with America for lust of 30 billion dollars. Handing them bases to attack, imposing war on terror, making them homeless creating refugees, sending taliban attackers who kill them daily, deserve no thanks. Also it’s UN that provides billion dollar refugee fund to you to take care of them..which money you eat handsomely too.Recommend

  • Milind
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:10PM

    Pakistani perfidy & back-stabbing shows up again….Recommend

  • shafi
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:27PM

    @Sri Varahadev, pak did deep soul searching and found following,

    u seem to be obsessed with pak, and sufferring from Goswami syndrome, plz get entry into Times now and rattle the bottle there, Times now will teach u true history,
    2nd, who went regular army in kashmir first,?who invaded siachin in 1984?,even indian civil govt recognise siachin as apart of pak, EU and USA maps were showing siachin inside pak, who occupied kargil in 1971, who demolished Golden Temple in 1984,who killed 5000sikhs in New Delhi streets in 1984,who killed 2000muslim in gujrat ,which country refuses a visa entry to Modi?.,and which country made a terrorist a PM? Conclusion, Had india fullfill its promise of holding a plebisite in kashmir, south asia will be in everlasting peace. Recommend

  • Alter Ego
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:29PM

    @jay:
    Then they should have fought against Pakistan with USSR,did they do that,no.
    Then they should not have sent hundreds of thouisands of refugees to Pakistan,did they do that,of course they did.
    Then when the war was over , they should have taken their refugees back.They failed to do so.
    You should learn a little history.Recommend

  • Arif
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:50PM

    @Hakim Afghani: this is exactly how a back stabber laughsRecommend

  • Affan
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:58PM

    India have problem with all of its neighbor except Bangladesh.. Recommend

  • prabhjyot Singh madan
    Jun 16, 2016 - 2:18PM

    Afghan are true Muslims learn from them . India and Afghanistan are friendsRecommend

  • Jun 16, 2016 - 2:32PM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna:
    you stink…must be from India!Recommend

  • roadkashehzada
    Jun 16, 2016 - 2:41PM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna:
    Govt of india should provide full support for shifting millions of afghan refugees from pakistan to new delhi. Recommend

  • Afzal
    Jun 16, 2016 - 2:45PM

    We are unlucky to have neighbours like afghans so backward these ppl were ever they go cause trouble kick them all out Recommend

  • roadkashehzada
    Jun 16, 2016 - 2:45PM

    @Dr. Priyanka:
    give logistic support to afghan living in pakistan and take them to mumbai considering ur relations of thousands of years.
    btw in the relation of thousands of years there are ghaznavis, ghauri, durranis, moghals from that side of the world to indiaRecommend

  • kash
    Jun 16, 2016 - 3:05PM

    I think its high time pakistan, afghanistan and china joined hands and speak to india so we can send toilets over to them. Why do we need to let the little physically challenged indians keep pooping in public daily. After all the smell and air pollution will eventually find its way to our lands. For the sake of clean air lets assist our indian neighbours and this ape like habit has to be gotten rid of although we might not be able to do much about their monkey faces )))))
    Cheerio!!Recommend

  • Adnan Shah
    Jun 16, 2016 - 3:08PM

    Dear Paki’s and Afghani’s do remember we are both Muslim. Whatever comes between two brothers can be resolved, but third person (Non Muslim) should not be party to any side. We should learn from our past mistakes. Lets be civilized and resolve matters on table.
    Adnan ShahRecommend

  • Mamu
    Jun 16, 2016 - 3:33PM

    @Adnan Shah:
    Very rightly said. No matter what image is drawn about Afghan by Media and Politicians.
    We for sure know that the common people of Afghan and Pakistan will not leave one another in trouble. Recommend

  • Jun 16, 2016 - 4:44PM

    @shafi:
    You were getting huge amount of money from others by name of Afghan Refugees. Also giving shelter does not mean that Afghan should be your sleeves. If we were not fighting Soviet Union and defeated, your country would not be like this. You were more benefited from Afghan Jihad with Russia than Afghans. Please sit calmly and calculate.Recommend

  • Imran
    Jun 16, 2016 - 4:54PM

    @Haji Atiya:

    Afghans largely Tajikistan and Uzbeks have no Code of Honour.

    Pakistan MUST Seal the border and send ALL REFUGEES HOME.

    Let the Afghan government deal with them perhaps they can put them on a flight to India or send them via boats into India.

    Anywhere BUT Pakistan.

    We do not want these ungrateful munafiqeen.

    We bled for them, we died for them and we struggle shoulder to shoulder with them.

    But NO MORE!

    Seal the border, evict All refugees that came in 2001 and afterwards.

    Close of the border with Afghanistan and Iran completely.

    If they cause trouble bomb them hard use jets drones whatever that needs to be to destroy Tajik / Uzbek guard posts on Afghan side.

    Focus on securing and building the CPEC.

    I did and Afghanistan remnants of Northern Alliance trying to sneak in terrorists into Afghanistan to kill more children men and women and disrupt CPEC.

    Let Afghan descend into a blood civil war and watch chahbahar never happen and Afghanidtan crumble.

    The world will begin Pakistan to support them again but no more.

    Focus on CPEC and securing Pakistan.Recommend

  • Imran
    Jun 16, 2016 - 4:56PM

    @prabhjyot Singh madan:

    Made for each other.

    Please take 3 million refugees in.

    Let in the sons of abdali, ghaznavi, ghouri and zaman shah and nadir shah.

    We want YOU to take them in please.Recommend

  • Maiwandi
    Jun 16, 2016 - 5:08PM

    You Pakistani people are a joke. What have you done for Afghans? Us Afghans were struggling to put food on the tables while your economy was getting better. You guys are talking about history? What history does pakistan have? Even your head of state whose picture is on your money is not of your own. You Pakistani people are like the tribe of Jews, you are never satisfied. I had read somewhere that Pakistan will be deleted from the world’s map in the future. And I really do hope that happens. Because your government and your entire nation are selfish. Recommend

  • Tp
    Jun 16, 2016 - 5:42PM

    Why does every neighbor want to do harm to Pakistan? Recommend

  • S.R.H. Hashmi
    Jun 16, 2016 - 5:47PM

    The only reason for the Afghans to attack Pakistan forces is that they dispute the Durand line, which the rest of the world accepts as an international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. And the Afghans build up their case on the argument that this border was unfairly imposed on them by the British in the 19th century, which they never recognized.
    Now, there is a lot in the world which is unfair but has to be accepted as a fact in order to run the world in an orderly manner.

    And even as Afghans talk of unfair border determination in the 19th century, they admit that in the succeeding two centuries, it has been part of the territory that now forms Pakistan. And surely the facts prevailing in the 20th and 21st century must be given greater weight-age that those of two centuries back.

    There is also the question that if Afghans don’t feel ceding the territory which was not in their occupation during the last two centuries, how can Pakistan accept the claim where the territory in question belonged to the part of the land occupied and ruled by the British and was officially handed over to Pakistan.

    Also, considering the respective strengths of Pakistan and Afghans, it is unlikely that Afghan government can wrest the territory in question from Pakistan forcibly. And even raising the issue in the United Nations will not be productive

    To sum up, if the Afghan government did not have the physical occupation of the territory during the last two centuries, Afghan government does not have power to snatch it from Pakistan by force, and neither can it secure the territory through action at the United Nations, and there is no possibility of Pakistan government offering it to them on a plate, the most logical thing to do is to accept the situation as it is, instead of crying for the moon, and continuing a state of hostility between the two neighbours which at times escalates into skirmishes, with needless deaths and injuries on both sides, and a strained atmosphere between the two neighbours at all times.

    I admit that Afghan governments have been consistent in their treatment of Pakistan. Afghan representative was the only one who had opposed Pakistan’s membership of the United Nations, and it still maintain the same hostile posture nearly seventy years later. However, isn’t it sensible to drop this hostility now, especially in circumstances where it is unlikely to win them the territory they claim, and only has the effect of spoiling the relations between the two neighbours.

    Now, coming to specific question of fencing the border, both Pakistan and Afghanistan claim to face attacks by militants stationed across the border. Surely, the only way to check such incursions is to fence the border and to have controlled cross-over points, so why oppose these. I remember even General Musharraf had proposed fencing the border but the proposal was rejected by Afghan government, while the US and its allies who were in a position to ‘persuade’ the Afghan government did nothing, despite continuing to claim cross-border attacks by Pakistan-based militants.

    I think it makes sense for Afghans to drop this needless bickering and more, and concentrate on developing their country, remembering that peace in both Pakistan and Afghanistan is interdependent. Also, Afghanistan is a mineral-rich country but peace is a pre-requisite to persuade other countries to dig up this wealth for them. And that means that by keeping a hostile posture on the question of disputed territory, they are depriving themselves of the massive mineral wealth of their country, and are instead are guilty of condemning themselves to a life of poverty, lawlessness and continued hostility towards Pakistan.

    It is definitely time for Afghans to sit back and think positively.

    KarachiRecommend

  • ThunkingDesi
    Jun 16, 2016 - 7:38PM

    I think Pakistan should shut its borders with thankless Afghanis! That way they will have east and west borders tightly shut and the fair weather friend in China can use Pakistan to take goods to Gwadar!

    So instead of an opportunity to be a fulcrum Pakistan will be like a sewer to pump shitty China goods to the world!

    Perfect relationship, made for each other!Recommend

  • Khan
    Jun 16, 2016 - 8:25PM

    @ASSADULLAH ABBASSZADEH:
    Durand Line is permanent, legitimate, and internationally recognized. Whatever aspirations Kabul has over Pakistani territory makes absolutely no difference, because we Pashtuns east of the Durand Line wish to only have trade ties with Afghanistan. We would never wants to be subjugated to Tajik rule. We are no longer the same people as we were before the British arrived.Recommend

  • Khan
    Jun 16, 2016 - 8:28PM

    @Milind:
    Arunachal Pradesh was Chinese too. Take your own advice.Recommend

  • Mirror
    Jun 16, 2016 - 9:18PM

    @kash all those things happen your side. Coz both afghan and indian water flow to you…they relieve themselves in river in morninng. No wonder pakistan tops in air, water, stink pollution.
    @Khan: Tibet is seperate country..China occupied half tibet and rest are tibetian refugees in india. So Arunachal Pradesh is never part of China but of india..instead China should return the stolen Tibet land too.
    2. Read Durand line document it has expired long back. And even afghan Pashtuns are up in arms against you coz of regular bombing from your side.
    @Imran ghaouri, ghaznavi come your side that’s why you have convert history with muslim name and hindu surname choudary, rana, rao, malik, Rajput, bhatt etc maybe it’s you who should stop naming your missiles after your invaders.Recommend

  • man like ouzzy
    Jun 17, 2016 - 2:11AM

    @milind oh look an indian is telling us about kpk. Havr u even vistied kpk in ur life. No u havent. Btw leavr kashmir. Its YOUR army thats inavded the local people. Hyppcrite.Recommend

  • bajwa
    Jun 17, 2016 - 6:23AM

    Afghanistan is playing dirty politics here. Afghanistan is doing all this to please India and to attract Indian investment. More anti-Pakistan they will be more India will invest in their country. Recommend

  • Afghan
    Jun 17, 2016 - 7:24AM

    Pakistan is known for its duplicity, hypocrisy, deception and lies… God i wish we could choose our neighbor!Recommend

  • Saravjeet Singh
    Jun 17, 2016 - 3:13PM

    You did not do any favor to Afghans by providing shelters and helping poor Afghan refugees, it was the responsibility of Pakistan to help them because they were the one who interfered in sovereign country Afghanistan and tried to make them their own puppet, which brought not only destruction to Afghanistan but also forced their poor people to leave their home. Why doesn’t Pakistan stop inteferring in neighbouring countries and let themselves and others live in peace., are they suffering from any psycho problem?Recommend

  • Zahir Shah
    Jun 17, 2016 - 3:19PM

    @B.Sivaramakrishna:
    Don’t worry, time will prove that Afghans and Pakistanis are Muslim brothers. Time will show how much your India is acting on Chanakya’s war ideologies about her neighbors according to whom your neighbor can’t be your friend. However the neighbor of your neighbor can be your friend. This way India sandwiches her immediate neighbors. Let the Master US gets kicked out by Pakistani proxies from Afghanistan and then we shall let you know the how much you care about your Kashmir. Recommend

  • NDA
    Jun 17, 2016 - 10:42PM

    Pakistani state must take lessons in diplomacy. Being Muslim and in the neighborhood does not mean much in diplomatic relations and interests between state. Treat Afghanistan as a nation state and apply rule of relationship.

    Afghans have given a lot of headche to a lot of people. The world is witnessing this stone age country creating probelems for every one around.

    No verbal agreements. Send and receive a Note Verbale after talks for record. Period. Recommend

  • np
    Jun 17, 2016 - 11:59PM

    @Affan: No. It does not have problems with Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh or Nepal.
    While it does have a border dispute with China, not a single shot has been fired for the last 25 years and Indo-Chinese trade is north of $70 billion dollars.Recommend

  • Jazy Khawaja
    Jun 19, 2016 - 3:57PM

    @Hakim Afghani:
    Shame on you afghani. Had not Pakistan fought shoulder to shoulder with Afghn resistance and provided shelter to thankless afghan refugees,Russians would have been still in Afghanistan and there would have been lot of Russian kids from afghan woman by now…shame on you once again…remember the Sikhs (Rangit Singh ) who crushed Afghan army four times of the 5 battles between Afghns and Sikhs…see history in its real sense instead of some kissah KKhawani history. Recommend

  • Bilal khan
    Jun 21, 2016 - 12:03AM

    Even ten times bigger country(army) acknowledges our fighting nd intelligence capabilities so I think Afghanistan should be a bit careful dealing pak…Recommend

  • NDA
    Jun 21, 2016 - 10:58AM

    @prabhjyot Singh madan: I doubt if India is friend of Afghans. You are provoking them into hostility and conflict with Pakistan. This is India’s work for Aghans for last 60 years. Let them live a peaceful life. Afghans have been in war for 150 years , look at the country’s economy , social fabric, infrastructure, refugees, drugs, ( produces 93 % of Opiates) , internecine killings.

    You call India is friends with Afghanistan. Shame on you. Recommend

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