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Border clash: MPs ask govt to move UN against Pakistan

Border clash: MPs ask govt to move UN against Pakistan

May 07, 2017 - 20:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon or Senate on Sunday denounced Pakistaninfo-icon for a recent border violation and asked the Afghan government to call a Loya Iirga into session on the matter.

The lawmakers asked the government to move the United Nations Security Council against Pakistan over making inroads into Afghanistaninfo-icon’s soil.

Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq had said Pakistani border forces started shelling at Afghan border police forces in Luqman village of Spin Boldak district on Friday’s morning after Afghan forces did not allow a Pakistani census team to conduct the census in the village.

Sources said the skirmish lasted 12 hours, leaving one Afghan solider and four civilians dead and 46 people including 14 Afghan soldiers wounded.

Rahmatullah Asakzai, Meshrano Jirga member, condemned the incident. He added the people and government of Afghanistan should decide about Pakistan because Friday’s incident was not the first of its kind.

Senator Sher Mohammad Akhundzada from southern Helmand province demanded convening of a Loya Jirgainfo-icon.

He said the loya Jirga could take decision against Pakistan under the bilateral security agreement between Afghanistan and the US.

Female Senate member Najiba Hussaini called on the government to lodge a complaint against Pakistan with the United Nations over interventions in Afghanistan.

Senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar condemned the border skirmish and praised the Afghan Border Police response.

Muslimyar asked the government to lodge protest against Pakistan with the United Nations.


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