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Afghan Ambassador at UN Complains Over Pakistan’s Airstrikeon Afghan Soil

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KABUL: The Chargé d’Affaires of Afghanistan Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Naseer Ahmad Faiq made an official complaint over the Pakistani military’s airstrikes on Khost and Kunar provinces, a statement said.

He made the complain following strong domestic and international reactions including protests over Pakistani airstrikes on some parts of Kunar and Khost provinces, Naseer Ahmad Faiq, chargé d’affaires of the Afghanistan permanent mission to the UN, in a tweet said he has lodged an official complaint about Pakistan airstrikes with the UN Security Council.

Faiq called for the issue to be addressed in accordance with the principles of the UN charter.

“Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission in the United Nations complained to the United Nations Security Council about the clear violation by Pakistani airstrikes on residential houses in Kunar and Khost provinces, which resulted in the killing and wounding of civilians, and called for immediate cessation in accordance with the UN charter,” Faiq tweeted.

Meanwhile, Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), called for a probe into the Pakistani airstrikes on Afghan soil.

However, the Islamic Emirate termed Faiq’s complaint as his personal stance, saying that he doesn’t represent the Afghan government.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has shown its reaction through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also by the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, and what Mr. Faiq said is his personal view and he does not represent the Afghan government,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

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