Dozens protest in Kunar against Pakistan’s missile attacks
Sun Jul 01, 1:24 pm
Dozens of residents of Dangam and Asmar districts of eastern Kunar province rallied to protest against Pakistan’s missile attacks on Saturday.
The protestors chanted anti-Pakistan slogans and strongly condemned the rocket attacks from Pakistan. They again asked the Afghan and NATO forces to intervene on the issue.
The demonstrators also criticized the Afghan government for maintaining silence regarding the ongoing missile from Pakistan against people living in the Kunar province.
According to the protestors, about 500 families have left their homes and villages and are surviving great difficulties without having even basic necessities of life.
They demanded an immediate government response to these attacks and stated that they can no longer tolerate rocket attacks from Pakistan.
They warned of vast demonstrations if the government doesn’t act to prevent the attacks.
So far, the Afghan government has not done visible work to stop these missile attacks. Last year President Karzai said he would resolve the issue through dialogues rather than responding with rocket counterattacks.
Afghanistan has repeatedly protested the attacks, but Pakistani government has been silent on the issue.
Last year in a meeting with his Afghan counterpart, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari said the attacks have never been carried out by his forces. But Kunar officials insist that they have proof, including physical evidence and documents, which illustrate that the attacks are being carried out by the Pakistan Army’s soldiers.