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Osmani takes Pakistan shelling issue to UN

Osmani takes Pakistan shelling issue to UN

Sep 22, 2014 - 16:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Monday announced the foreign minister would raise the issue of Pakistani shelling of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s border provinces at the United Nations General Assembly.

Ministry of Foreign (MoF) spokesman Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni told a media briefing in Kabul Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani would leave today for New York to participate in the 69th General Assembly.

Osmani would lodge a strong protest over Pakistani incursions into Afghanistan with the worldinfo-icon body. The General Assembly begins tomorrow.

More than 10 people have been killed, 70 others wounded, many houses damaged and hundreds of families displaced as a result of the shelling of Kunar province during the current year.

A week earlier, hundreds of residents of eastern provinces staged a protest against Pakistani attacks and asked the government to close the Pakistani embassy.

The protestors also asked the US, UN and NATOinfo-icon allies to help prevent Pakistaninfo-icon’s naked aggression against Afghanistan.

Mustaghni said the minister would also highlight the government’s achievements over the past 13 years and the 2014 presidential and provincial council elections.

The spokesman explained the president initially planned to participate in the General Assembly, but the decision had to be changed due to a delay in the election results.


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