Pakistan’s missile attacks an overt invasion: Helmand elders
Sat Jul 28, 12:50 pm
Tribal elders and ethnic leaders in a gathering Friday in southern Helmand province have strongly condemned the missile attacks from Pakistan’s soil on Afghanistan’s border areas.
For the last one year, the rocket attacks continue from Pakistan side, and recently in few months these attacks have been intensified that are said to be carried out by Pakistan’s military forces.
Helmand elders said the attacks were an open aggression, criticizing the government for keeping silence about the most concerning issue.
They urged the government to deal decisively and show a similar response to the Pakistan’s rocket attacks which often have led to the death of civilians.
Chief of Helmand tribal elders Muhammad Qasim Noorzai said they had already called on the United Nations Security Council and other international allies to help prevent the foreign invasion.
Lately, the US and NATO also condemned the cross-border shelling and told to jointly work with the Defense Ministries of both countries to resolve the controversial issue.
Continuation of such attacks has prompted the anger of the Afghan government. A few days ago, the Afghan foreign ministry had called on Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul and recorded its protests against the cross-border rocket attacks.
Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf during his recent visit to Kabul also promised to resolve the issues, but no concrete steps have been taken in this regard.