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Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

has said the new sys­tem is put in place to curb the cross-bor­der move­ment of the mil­i­tants who would take ad­van­tage of the loose bor­der mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem.

In Kabul, Afghan Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Ab­dul­lah Ab­dul­lah has con­demned what he de­scribed as the overnight at­tack on bor­der po­lice by Pak­istani forces but said a cease­fire had been agreed upon.

Ad­dress­ing the Coun­cil of Min­is­ter’s meet­ing on Mon­day morn­ing in Kabul, CEO said Afghan gov­ern­ment and Pak­istan had an agree­ment that be­fore build­ing any new in­stal­la­tions in that area, they would be dis­cussed and mu­tu­ally agreed upon ac­cord­ing to in­ter­na­tional law.

“We have dis­cussed this through diplo­matic chan­nels too but Pak­istan didn’t act upon the de­ci­sions we had,” he said.

“Pak­istan wanted to build new in­stal­la­tions and Afghan Bor­der Forces didn’t al­low it. Pak­istan went fur­ther and fired to­wards Afghan Forces,” he added.

“One of our bor­der sol­diers was mar­tyred and six oth­ers wounded in the clashes against Pak­istan last night. The other side had ca­su­al­ties too.”

He went on to praise Afghan se­cu­rity forces and said: “We have the right to pro­tect our­selves and no one should look down at us when it comes to de­fend­ing our sovereignty and in­tegrity.”

“We have proved that we are able to pro­tect our home­land and our peo­ple. The cur­rent fight Pak­istan started doesn’t help any­one’s in­ter­est.”

He said: “We cur­rently have agreed on a cease­fire with Pak­istan. We hope this prob­lem will end through the work by diplo­matic ad­dresses.”

Ab­dul­lah also of­fered his sym­pa­thy to the “peo­ple and gov­ern­ment of U.S for the tragic in­ci­dent in Or­lando, Florida,” which killed 50 and wounded 53.

He also said that they would dis­cuss at Mon­day’s meet­ing the is­sue of ab­duc­tions in Kabul. “Se­cu­rity forces must take ex­tra mea­sures to avoid such cases in fu­ture,” Ab­dul­lah said.

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