AT-KABUL: Amid searing anger from the general public, lawmakers and civil society of the war-wracked Afghanistan, Pakistan finally built military installations in Angoor Ada, an area of Paktika province, said an official.
The Deputy Chairman of Paktika provincial council, Nematullah Babri, said that Pakistan has completed construction of military installations in Angoor Ada.
“Pakistan has built a gate and a number of military installations in Angoor Ada. We have briefed the government over the issue, but it hasn’t taken any action so far,” Babri told Azadi Radio.
He said that residents of the province have decided not to use the gate, because it will give it official status.
It is worth mentioning the construction of the installations triggered clashes between Afghan border police and Pakistan’s army more than two months ago. The clashes led to killing of one Afghan border policeman and eight Pakistani soldiers.
People in the province have previously warned the government that Pakistani army hasn’t stopped construction of the installations.
However, Nader Khan Katawazi, a lawmaker from Paktika province, said that Pakistan by building the military establishments want the de facto Durand Line to be recognized as international boundary. “They have also secretly built military installations in a Mangtee area,” he added.