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‘Pakistan not committed to peace, stability in region’

‘Pakistan not committed to peace, stability in region’

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Aug 22, 2019 - 19:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Thursday alleged Pakistaninfo-icon ‘is not committed to peace and stability in Afghanistaninfo-icon and the region’.

The allegation comes after Pakistan for a second time fired hundreds of rockets and mortars into eastern Kunar province.

Kunar governor Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal on Wednesday said Pakistan fired around 720 rockets into parts of the province over the last two days which caused huge financial damage to local people.

Seddiq Seddiqi, a spokesman to the president, on Thursday in a tweet said that the Afghan government strongly criticized Pakistan’s rocket shelling.

“Pakistan’s rocket shelling of Kunar province is a violation of all international norms”, he said.

“These activities of Pakistan shows this country is not committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region,” he said.

Kunar officials say many had people suffered casualties and financial losses while many others displaced from their areas as result of periodic shelling in the province from Pakistan.

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan got better after President Ashraf Ghani’s second trip to the neighboring country, but the Afghan government says Pakistan does not act on its promises.

The Afghan government has recently increased its criticism of Pakistan.

On the other hand, Pakistan condemned recent explosions in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry said they supported efforts for peace and stability in the region.

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