ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan on Monday summoned Pakistan’s top envoy to lodge protest over a series of alleged violations along the Durand Line - the long porous border between the two countries.
“The ambassador was told that Afghanistan has documents that prove Pakistani government has not abided by its commitment to fight terrorism,” the Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni said.
During the weekly press briefing, Mustaghni alleged that “Pakistan was in clear violation of all existing bilateral agreements, international laws and principles and the spirit of good-neighborly relations.”
He accused Pakistan of plotting a major attack by Taliban militants in Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province.
The spokesperson also blamed Islamabad for supporting the Taliban militants by increasing the presence of its military personnel and advisers among the terrorist groups in Afghanistan. The charge was vehemently denied by Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson, who said that Pakistan had not posted any military advisers in Afghanistan.
Despite the Afghan onslaught of criticism, Pakistan has also repeatedly denied that it is the architect of the Taliban enterprise in Kabul. The latest volley of accusations comes 48 hours after Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks on Hesarak.
Earlier, Afghanistan’s National Security Council presided over by President Hamid Karzai described the alleged cross border shelling by Pakistani forces as a clear violation of its territorial integrity.
The Afghan spokesman also rejected Pakistan’s remarks that militants use Afghan territory for attacks on its soil.
Both sides frequently exchange barbs over border violations, most recently Pakistan summoned Kabul’s top envoy to raise its concerns over the issue.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th,2014.
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Once Afganistan was considered inferior and strategic backyard by pakistan but now the table has turned.Afganistan is now showing pakistan an eye and it seems pakistan is helpless
@Pir Roshan: and we will happy to see same missile goes to india to give indian fire lunch which indian really need
First Afghanistan should try to control her territory completely and uproot the Afghan Taliban. It is laughable that the country which is not fully controlled of its own territory, have foreign troops presence is falsely accusing the neighborly country which not only vital to Afghanistan but also allowed 3 million of Afghans as guest.
Afghanistan government has learnt nothing but accusing others.
Pakistan should use these Afghani refugees n build Stone Wall (like China Wall) along it's entire border with Afghanistan. 4-5 million refugees will do some constructive work rather sitting eating n getting involve in negative activities. And this could be considered by Pakistani's as if these refugees at least paid for their kind hospitality Pakistan. Need for such Stone Wall has become imperative and surely Pakistani Phaktoons would appreciate this 21st century reality.
Hahaha it's funny to read Karzai statement. Man you are the president of a city called Kabul. Rest of your country is run by renegade tribes. On top of it it's a occupied country-so you should not even talk about territorial integrity. Kindly, take your refugees n get rid of your Hindu friends army. Try to learn to live within your so called territorial boundaries.
Time has changed. Yesterday Pakistan summoned Afghans Charged de Affair, today Pakistan was summoned. Hot pursuit or invasion of Afghanistan plays in favour of Afghanistan as they are loosing nothing. Such a move will unite Afghans & make it difficult for Taliban, Gulbadeen & Haqanis not to defend Afghanistan. It will open doors for Afghan army & air force to procure the latest precision guided missile technology, artillery & war planes. If not others, India will be happy to lend hand.