Afghanistan manipulating facts on firing along border, says FO

Afghanistan manipulating facts on firing along border, says FO

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan has regretted twisting of facts by the Afghan government about recent incidents of firing along the border and categorically stated that in principle its forces do not fire across Pak-Afghan border.


In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said the Pakistani forces are only responding in self-defense to cross border attacks by terrorists on Army or FC posts.

The spokesperson said Pakistan has formally shared location of these terrorist camps in the areas mentioned and has requested the Afghan government to deploy its forces in these areas to bring it under their effective control.

“We hope Afghanistan will do the needful in line with the mutual understanding on these issues,” he added.