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Pakistan builds military gate inside Goshta

Pakistan builds military gate inside Goshta

Apr 15, 2013 - 16:54

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Pakistani military has installed a security gate inside Afghanistaninfo-icon on the Durand Lineinfo-icon near Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.

The Pakistani forces had completed construction work on the gate, said the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, citing Afghan border police forces.

Abdulzai said when Pakistani Council General based in Jalalabad was the summoned to the governor’s office over the issue a few days ago he had assured an immediate halt to the gate's construction.

Last week, a delegation from Kabulinfo-icon visited the area, but the central government issued no further directives to the visiting team, the official said.

Hundreds of Nangarhar University students in Jalalabad took to the streets to protest the building of a Pakistani military gate, rising tensions between the two countries amid attempts to lure the rebels into negotiations.

In Kabul, the defence ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi, told a press conference that establishing a gate by Pakistaninfo-icon on the Durand Line was against international norms.

He said the government would use all options remove whatever the Pakistanis had built.




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