Kabul objects to Islamabad’s FATA decision; “Limiting independence of tribal areas not acceptable’
May 28, 2018
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AT-KABUL: Afghan government objected to the recent decision made by Pakistan parliament based on which, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) would be emerged as part of the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, saying that “limiting of the independence of the tribal areas is not acceptable” for the people of Afghanistan, the government of Afghanistan and the tribes on the two sides of the line.
“This act not only complicates the political stability in the region, but paves the ground for other political problems as well,” said the ministry of tribal affairs and frontiers in a statement.
The ministry of tribal affairs and frontiers is against any one-sided act that lacks consultation and agreement of the government of Afghanistan, people and overall the agreement of the people living on the two sides of the Durand Line, the statement said Sunday. “Because this act will harm the completion of the greater Afghanistan political geography and those people who have so far lived liberally will come under mandatory.”
The ministry added that it would complain to the United Nations and other international organizations.
The statement said that people of the greater Afghanistan that have blood ties would never want to be separated.
The regional states should join hands in fight against terrorism and extremism instead of such conspiracies, the statement said. “The regional states need to free their own soil from terrorist strongholds.”
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