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Protests rage against Pakistan

Protests rage against Pakistan

May 04, 2013 - 15:16

TIRINKOT/JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Hundreds of people in central Uruzgan province on Saturday staged an anti-Pakistani protest, an official said.

Nearly 800 people chanted “down with ISIinfo-icon, down with Pakistaninfo-icon, long live Afghanistaninfo-icon and long live Afghan forces” during the rally in Tirinkot, the provincial capital.

Urging the government to give Pakistan a befitting reply, the demonstrators asked the government to have a clear stance, one of the protesters and head of the provincial council, Amanullah Hotaki, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

“If we take a look at history, Pakistan has been trying to create problems for Afghanistan, but Afghans have never let it realise its nefarious designs,” he added.

 “We praise the sacrifices of our soldiers and will never let Pakistanis construct installations on our soil,” vowed Syed Ibrahim Shah Agha, another protestor. He requested the United Nations not stop the neighbour interfering in Afghanistan’s affairs.

Separately, dozens of tribal elders and youth in eastern Nuristan province condemned the Pakistani attacks on border guards in the Goshta district. They voiced their support to Afghan security forces.

Dozens of tribal elders and youth participated in a gathering, arranged by the Nuristan Tribal Council. The participants issued a resolution, condemning Pakistani attacks and constructions of military posts in the area.

A tribal elder, Qurbanullah, said the people had lost patience and were ready to defend their homeland by fighting alongside their brave security forces.

Another participant, Jamal, said their anti-Pakistani sentiments had reached their peak. They were ready to thwart any aggressive action, he concluded.



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