Pakistan trying to assert Durand claims: Shir Moahmmad Karimi
Wed Aug 01, 2:30 pm
The Upper House of the Afghan Parliament summoned Afghan security officials to parliament on Tuesday and demanded information about Pakistan’s ongoing rocket attacks against Afghanistan.
Besmillah Mohammadi, the Minister of Interior Affairs; Shir Mohammad Karimi, Chief of Staff of the Army; and Dr. Zia, operating deputy for the National Directorate of Security, participated in the session.
The Chief of Staff for the Army and Ministry of Defense stated that Pakistan keeps launching rockets into the Afghan border area to make Afghanistan accept their demands for disputed Durand territory.
He said that the issue of the ongoing missile attacks had been discussed many times with International forces, but they refuse to apply any kind of pressure on Pakistan because of their own country’s interests.
Security officials also stressed in the session that Pakistan is trying to secure its own interests and to implement its long term strategy by attacking Afghan soil.
Besmillah Mohammadi Minister of Interior Affairs demanded cooperation from the Upper House in order to prevent Pakistan from launching more rocket attacks and to convince the international community to intercede on Afghanistan’s behalf regarding the attacks.
The head of the Upper House, Mr. Fazil Hadi Muslimyar, said, “It is the duty of security forces to protect their land and sustain security in the territory. Security forces must not step aside from their duties.
The session comes after Pakistan has recently increased missile attacks in the eastern part of Afghanistan—especially against the Kunar province.
The Afghan Government has brought up the issues to Pakistani Officials many times especially to Raja Parwiz Prime Minister, but still the attacks have not stopped.
Officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have warned that if the attacks continue they will refer the matter to the United Nations Security Council