Afghanistan may complain to UN Security Council regarding Pakistan missile attacks: Foreign Ministry
Mon Jul 02, 3:10 pm
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned it will complain to the UN Security Council regarding the ongoing missile attacks if Pakistan doesn’t bring an end to the attacks originating from Pakistan locations, officials said on Sunday.
Addressing a news conference in Kabul, the deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Faramarz Tamana told reporters that yet it was not clear whether the missile attacks were carried by Pakistani forces or insurgent groups, but it was clear that the missiles were coming from Pakistan soil.
He stated if the attacks didn’t halt, the ministry would use all diplomatic ways to bring it to an end. He added that if the diplomatic channels failed to produce the desired results, the issue would be raised in the United Nations Security Council to help Afghanistan in bring an end to the attacks.
The missile attacks from Pakistan’s soil on the eastern areas of Afghanistan have occurred frequently throughout the past year. The attacks have intensified during recent months, causing a number of causalities along with massive financial losses.
Afghanistan has repeatedly protested the attacks, but the Pakistani government has been silent on the issue.
“Kabul hopes Islamabad will not forcefully withdraw the Afghan refugees from its country,” Tamana told the reporters when asked about the forced expel of Afghan immigrants from Khyber Pakhtonkhowa province of Pakistan.
He said the Afghan government hoped the Pakistani government would let the refugees voluntarily leave the country.