No Afghan diplomat summoned by Pakistan
KABUL: Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad said Tuesday that none of its diplomat was summoned by Pakistan’s foreign ministry but instead they had a meeting with officials.
On Monday Pakistani foreign ministry said in a statement they had summoned deputy Afghan ambassador to Pakistan as a protest against the Dir district attack.
Pakistan claimed that dozens of armed militants crossed Pakistan-Afghanistan border to launch attacks on Pakistani Army -- killing 13 soldiers in the Dir area of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Eastern Kunar province Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi denied such attacks took place.
Afghanistan attaché in Islamabad, Zardasht Shamsh told Pajhwok Afghan News that the deputy ambassador Musa Arifi was not summoned by the foreign ministry, but it was an ordinary meeting where Pakistani officials shared their concern with the diplomat.
Afghanistan enjoys good ties with Pakistan, he said, adding Afghanistan’s stance was clear about insurgency and believed terrorism does not benefit both nations.
Pakistan protested against the incident, while its forces had been firing missiles on the people of Kunar over the past three consecutive days, and residents had staged protests against these attacks.__(PAN)
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