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Pakistan should honour promises, says Abdullah

Pakistan should honour promises, says Abdullah

Apr 17, 2018 - 16:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Tuesday said a clash between Afghan and Pakistani forces had ended and both sides were trying to deescalate tensions on the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

The CEO told a gathering here the bodies of five Pakistani paramilitary soldiers, who were killed during the clash with Afghan forces, had been handed over to Pakistaninfo-icon.

“I want to repeat it again that the people of Afghanistaninfo-icon, especially Zazai Maidan, are not to blame. Unfortunately, there was aggression from across the border,” remarked Abdullah.

Referring to the Pakistani prime minister’s recent visit to Kabul, Abdullah said: “Shahid Khaqan Abbasi supported the position of the Afghan government. We expect practical measures from the neighbouring country.”

Two days back, a border skirmish erupted between Afghan and Pakistani forces in the Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province.

Pakistani soldiers tried to establish a check-post on Afghan soil. On Monday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said 14 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a border clash in Khost province.

On the other hand, Abdullah hoped the Talibaninfo-icon would accept the unity government’s offer of reconciliation parleys.

“We hope the legitimate position of the Afghan government, which is welcomed by the international community, will make the Talban realise they will not achieve anything by war but through peace and negotiation,” he concluded.



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