Angoor Ada residents protest against Pakistan
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Protesters in southeastern Paktika province on Monday asked the government to prevent Pakistani forces from constructing a border installation in the Angoor Ada area.
Some more than 100 residents of Angoor Ada, which straddles both sides of the boundary between the two countries, staged a protest against the construction of the border gate by Pakistani security forces. The construction work kicked off two weeks ago.
The protesters chanted slogans against Pakistan and handed over a letter to Pakistani paramilitary forces across the border.
In the letter, the protestors asked Pakistan to immediate halt construction of the gate on the Afghan territory.
An Afghan security official, who wished to go unnamed, said they had informed the authorities concerned about the construction, but there had been no response.
He said Pakistan had doubled the number of border forces from 2,500 to 5,000 in the area.
President Ashraf Ghani has already assigned a commission to investigate the issue and provide him a report in this regard.
The protest comes about three weeks later Afghan and Pakistan forces traded weapons fire in a deadly overnight border clash in the area.
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