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Pakistani forces cutting forests in Kunar: Public rep

Pakistani forces cutting forests in Kunar: Public rep

Jun 01, 2016 - 19:58

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces are establishing installations inside Afghanistaninfo-icon in eastern Kunar province and have started cutting forests, a public representative claimed on Wednesday.

Kunar provincial council chief Jamaluddin Sayyar told a press conference in Asadabad, the provincial capital, that the Pakistani forces had entered hundreds of metres inside the Afghan territory in Kunar’s Sirkani and Marawara districts and had launched establishing military posts there.

Flanked by the Youth Council head, Sayyar said the Pakistani forces had also started cutting forests in the said areas and transporting the timber to Pakistaninfo-icon.

The provincial council chief urged the government leadership and the international community to prevent the Pakistani forces from committing such violations.

Kunar Youth Council head Mohammad Shoib Gharwal said the Pakistani forces were firing rockets from across the Durand Lineinfo-icon in border areas of Afghanistan, forcing local residents to flee homes.

Kunar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel also claimed the Pakistani forces had entered several metres inside the Afghan land, cutting forests and establishing posts.


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