Cross-border attacks: MPs say meeting between Pak-Afghan officials would not yield results
AT News Report
KABUL: Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday termed the proposed bilateral talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan useless on cross-border attacks, which became order of the day in eastern provinces as Islamabad continued to fire missiles that claimed lives of several civilians as well as destroyed forests and public property, while scores of families were compelled to leave their nests and save their skins.
According to a press release sent to media organizations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghan authorities after meeting with Pakistani ambassador to Kabul agreed to hold a meeting in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar, over the recent cross-border rocket attacks in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan.
Sakhi Mushwani, an MP from Kunar, told Afghanistan Times that meeting between Pakistani and Afghan officials would not yield the desired results and would prove useless as the allegations posed by Islamabad that it was not involved in the cross border attacks were illogical and irritation. It is clear like a broad day that Pakistan was behind these rocket attacks.
He claimed that they had proofs that the missiles were Pak made. “Rockets were fired from Torghundi, Lower and Upper Dir districts, Mohmand and Bajaur agencies. These Pakistani areas are approximately 30 kilometer far away from Afghanistan. Which proves that we are right and Islamabad is wrong,” he added.
He hoped that MPs and elders from Kunar provinces would be invited to attend the meeting, where military officials from both sides would look into the matter.
Meanwhile, Mawlawi Shahzadah Shahid, a representative from Kunar, confirmed the attacks and said that targeting specific areas near the borders through firing nearly 120 kilogram missiles, clearly proves that Pakistani forces are doing this as their bases are 30 kilometers far from Afghan borders.
MPs said that attacks were continued from last four months and damaged several house and mosques while leaving scores of civilians injured and dead as well as thousands of families displaced.
It is already said that Afghan administration would lodge its complaint regarding the cross border attacks by Pak-army with the United Nations, UN Security Council and other organizations.
Meanwhile, Political Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jawed Ludeen, expressed his concern over the missile attacks during a meeting with Pakistani ambassador in Kabul.
So far, Afghan authorities had sent nearly ten letters to Pakistan while asking immediate halt to missiles attacks.
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