No Fine will be paid to third party on security of TAPI: Murad

(Last Updated On: December 23, 2015)


Deputy chief of Army Murad Ali Murad has stated that we will not pay fine to anyone due to security of Gas pipe line called TAPI which connects Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, rejecting the Pakistan defense Minister statements on the following project saying for security of TAPI negotiations should be made with Taliban.

Experts believed that Afghan Government should negotiate with some of the groups and pay fines, saying Afghanistan doesn’t capabilities to maintain security of the Gas pipeline in the country.

Deputy chief of Army Murad Ali Murad said,” I condemned Pakistan Defense Minister statements made on Gas pipeline obliging Afghan Government to negotiate with Taliban on security of the project, we as Afghan security forces will ensure security for TAPI project, we won’t pay fines to anyone.”

A number of Afghan experts have declared that TAPI pipeline is vital to Afghanistan,and Afghan Government is have to pay fines for the security of the project.

Military expert Atiqullah Amarkhail said,” giving or receiving fines is common in Afghanistan,there are some Afghan political figures who are receiving fines from the Government, therefore Taliban has to receive fines out of this project.”

Afghanistan is benefiting from the following project through transit more than 400 $ million annually and TAPI will create more than 7000 jobs opportunities for Afghans as well.

Reported by Abdul Aziz Karimi


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