The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rejected Afghanistan’s insinuation that Islamabad was conducting “illegal fencing” along the 2 international locations’ border, including that it was being achieved to handle “serious security concerns”.
In a press release. FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated that the fencing was “fully in accordance with the established norms of international law without encroaching into Afghan territory”, experiences Dawn information.
On Tuesday, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that they had protested the transfer via diplomatic channels.
In a press release carried by Tolo News, the Ministry spokesperson stated: “Any action which has been taken by Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has recorded its protest through the Afghan embassy in Islamabad to Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul.”
Reacting to the report, the FO spokesperson stated that the Afghan aspect can be well-advised to interact on border issues via the related institutional mechanisms to “address any misconceptions”.
“Regrettably, Pakistan’s suggestion for conducting joint topographic surveys had not been positively responded to by the Afghan side,” Dawn information quoted Chaudhri as saying.
The spokesperson additionally reaffirmed that Pakistan revered the territorial integrity of Afghanistan and performed its relations with the brotherly nation in accordance with the rules of the UN constitution and anticipated “reciprocity from the Afghan side”.
Thursday’s improvement comes after at the least three individuals had been killed and over 20 injured on the Pakistan aspect in a conflict on July 30 between an unruly mob and safety forces on the Friendship Gate border crossing in Chaman, whereas a heavy alternate of fireplace additionally came about between Pakistani and Afghan safety forces.