Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, August 7th, 2020

Kabul Again Moves UN, Islamabad Regrets ‘Twisting of Facts’

Kabul Again Moves UN,  Islamabad Regrets ‘Twisting of Facts’

KABUL -  This is the follow-up of the previous complain (February 22, 2019), the Afghan Mission said the outstanding issue of continued violations of the territory of Afghanistan by the military forces of the government of Pakistan.
These violations were in the form of shelling of districts in eastern parts of Afghanistan; construction of military posts and barriers on Afghan territory; and violation of Afghan air-space by Pakistani military aircrafts.
This communication is being presented in relation to the most recent incident of violations, which took place on the 19th and 20th August 2019, whereby Pakistani military forces fired over 200 rockets into Sheltan district of Kunar province.
These attacks have resulted in the destruction of residential property and displacement of the local population, which has suffered greatly as a result of the latest violations, the complaint submitted through Afghanistan’s permanent representative to the world’s body, Adela Raz, a copy of which received by Pajhwok Afghan News.
“It should be noted, in that regard, that the issue of violations of Afghan territory by Pakistani military forces has continued despite numerous communications and appeals made to the Government of Pakistan, bilaterally and through other measures, to cease such illegal and provocative activities, in that regard, the Government of Afghanistan reiterates its strong condemnation of Pakistan’s failure to adhere to its obligations under the principles of the US Charter, including Article 2, as well as international law and international humanitarian law,” it said.
The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reiterates its call on the Security Council to take necessary measures and action to bring about an end to the violations identified above.
“I should be grateful if this letter of complaint on Pakistan’s continued activities is circulated as an official document of the Security Council,” the letter added.
Meanwhile, Pakistan said it regretted the Afghanistan government's ‘twisting of facts’ about some recent incidents of firing along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
the Foreign Office (FO) said: “As a matter of policy, Pakistan does not fire across Pak-Afghan Border. Cross border attacks by terrorists on Army/FC posts are responded to in self-defense only.”
The office said Pakistan has formally shared location of these terrorist camps in the areas mentioned and has requested Government of Afghanistan to deploy its forces in these areas to bring it under their effective control.
“We hope Afghanistan will do the needful in line with the mutual understanding on these issues.” (Pajhwok)