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Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - Islamabad—The construction of a border checkpost has sparked a new feud between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, with the latter already having accused the other of cross-border shelling and trying to undermine prospects of peace with the Afghan Taliban. In a meeting with Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on Monday, Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin expressed his concerns over what it called “Pakistani military’s unilateral construction and physical reinforcement activities along the Durand Line.” According to the Afghan deputy foreign minister, the construction of the Pakistani military checkpost close to the Goshta district of Nangarhar province is “against all accepted international norms, provocative and unacceptable to the Afghan government.”
Once again, Afghanistan-Pakistan border skirmish exacerbated, straining relations between the two countries.
The clash on Monday at a border checkpost between Pakistan and Afghanistan took place at the site of a previous incident, but in the background was the perennial dispute between the two countries over their border, as well as the incidents of firing which the two countries accuse each other of.
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has said that Durand line is a settled issue between Afghanistan and Pakistan, adding that it find the talk on Durand line a distraction from the other more pressing priorities. Replying to a question, the FO spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the country has protested with the government of Afghanistan over the repetition of unprovoked firing from Afghan side on our Gursal post. He further said Pakistan considers India's on-going efforts to build ballistic missile system as a destabilizing development.
Afghan government accused the Pakistani military of setting up check posts on the Afghan side of the border. Afghan government accused the Pakistani military of setting up check posts on the Afghan side of the border.
KABUL (WNA): President Hamid Karzai in a telephone conversation with chief of Jamiatul Ulama-Pakistan condemned the recent incident in Kurm Agency, where six people were killed and called terrorism the enemy of human, his office said yesterday.
News - Afghanistan Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:06 Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 11:40 Written by Shakeela Abrahimkhil
By Sayed Jawad - 12 May 2013, 10:00 pm <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-25851" alt="US accept Durand Line legal status" src="http://pull.khaamapress.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/US-accept-Durand-Line-legal-status-300x202.jpg" width="300" height="202"/> The United States of America on Sunday once again emphasized on the legal status of Durand Line as the border line between Afghanistan and Pakistan despite Afghan president Hamid Karzai insisted that the government of Afghanistan will never accept the legal status of Durand Line.
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KABUL – The issue of the Durand Line had not be discussed between President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari when they met in London last week, a presidential spokesman said on Sunday. In London, Karzai held a series of meetings with Zardari at the trilateral talks hosted by the UK premier David Cameron. The two presidents agreed on various issues, including jointly working to reach a peace deal with the Taliban over the next six months.
Officials say US will not be allowed to use supply routes after 2014. Drivers chat atop a fuel tanker truck, used to transport fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan, parked along a road in Karachi on Tuesday. PHOTO: AFP
The current security predicament faced by the Af-Pak region has much to do with its history. The current security predicament faced by the Af-Pak region has much to do with its history. PHOTO: AFP/FILE The year 2011 hasn’t been the only time in history when the politics of routes and access shaped international relations in this region.
North Waziristan ( Urdu : شمالی وزیرستان ) is the northern part of Waziristan , a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan , bordering Afghanistan and covering 11,585 square kilometres (4,473 sq mi). Waziristan comprises the area west and south-west of Peshawar between the Kurram River (Tochi River) to the north and the Gomal River to the south, forming part of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Miranshah is capital of North Waziristan.
Panetta, Dempsey both hold Haqqani network responsible for attacks, but concede it is spread on both sides of border. Dempsey declined to comment on whether the attack was planned in Pakistan until the US had received evidence. PHOTO: AFP/FILE
A Pashtun-dominated, internationally-ostracised regime in Afghanistan, suits Pakistan, because it would be unable to resurrect Pashtun nationalism. April 11, 2012: Following the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan's military strategists and ISI justified their efforts to install a radical Islamic Government in Kabul, saying it would provide “strategic depth” against India — Pakistan's armed forces would have additional territory available to them in the event of an Indian attack.