Pashtun revolt of 1897 against Durand line demarcation. Potent Memories From a Divided India. Kabul not to accept Durand Line as border: Karzai. New border checkpost sparks Pak-Afghan tension. 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.”
Pakistan, however, brushed aside Ludin’s concerns, calling the construction work routine renovation on an old post. Border Clashes and the History of Durand Line - The Daily Afghanistan ExpressThe Daily Afghanistan Express. The Durand Line jinx. 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.
Despite Pakistan's reiteration time and again, that it holds Afganistan to be a brotherly country, despite the fact that one of the largest migrant populations in the world is Afghans hosted on Pakistani soil. The Karzai regime being the one calling the shots, it must have at last permitted, if not actually instigated, the clash and false accusations against Pakistan. Durand line is a settled issue with Afghanistan: FO. 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. Neighbourhood watch : Karzai’s remarks fuel Pak-Afghan tensions. 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. Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent verbal onslaught has sparked anti-Pakistan sentiments in Afghanistan.
People took to the streets in Kabul and other major cities and burned the Pakistani flag over the Afghan government’s claim that Pakistani forces have constructed four check posts in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar and Kunar provinces in the east. The allegation has been rejected by the Pakistani military and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On Thursday, Afghanistan’s state television quoted President Karzai advising the Pakistani government and military to “reform themselves.”
“We make a distinction between their (Pakistan) nation and their government. Karzai: Afghanistan Never Recognised the Durand Line. News - Afghanistan Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:06 Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 11:40 Written by Shakeela Abrahimkhil The Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday has said that Afghanistan has never recognised the Durand Line. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul after the recent border clashes between the Afghan and Pakistani forces, President Karzai said Pakistani military installations across the Durand Line in the Afghan territory was an “futile attempt” to push Kabul to discuss the border issue with Islamabad, something President Karzai said his government “will never be ready for it.” "They [the Afghan people] should stand with this young man who was martyred in defending his soil,” Karzai said, referring to a slain Afghan border policeman, Mohammad Qasim, who was killed Wednesday night in a border gunfire with Pakistani forces.
US accepts Durand Line as formal Pak-Afghan border: Burns. By Sayed Jawad - 12 May 2013, 10:00 pm 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. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Sunday told reports in capital Kabul that Washington’s stance on this issue remains unchanged, and is similar to Marc Grossman’s remarks on the legal status of Durand Line. US Position Hasn't Changed On Durand Line. SAMI MAHDI / MARC GROSSMAN - DURAND LINE. Durand Line Not Discussed in London: Faizi – The Daily Afghanistan Express. 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. To a question, Karzai’s chief spokesman Aimal Faizi told reporters in Kabul on Sunday that the Durand Line, the 2,640 kilometers long porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, did not come under discussion at the UK summit. Durand Line.
Pakistan opposes prolonged US presence in Afghanistan. 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 Pakistan has agreed to reopen Nato supply routes, but has turned down United States’ request to extend the facility beyond the 2014 deadline earlier set for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan. Senior diplomats and defence officials told The Express Tribune that Americans would like to continue using the land routes and want to establish permanent bases in Afghanistan.
Retracing Nato routes: Politics of access in the Pak-Afghan region. 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. North Waziristan. North Waziristan (Urdu: شمالی وزیرستان Shomali Waziristan) is the northern part of Waziristan, a mountainous region of northeast 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. Blood Line: Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Unspoken Border Dispute. No evidence yet that Kabul attacks were planned on Pakistan soil: US CJCS Dempsey. 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. Columns / G Parthasarathy : The Pak gameplan in Afghanistan. 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. ‘Neutrality can ensure peace in Afghanistan’ The Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) organised the third discussion under a new series called Islamabad Debate 2012 on April 19, 2012. The proposition of the debate was ‘Given the history of external competition for influence in Afghanistan, the only way to bring about a sustainable Afghan peace settlement is a regional/international agreement on guaranteeing its neutrality’.
The two speakers of the debate included Ambassador (r) Aziz Ahmed Khan who spoke in favour of the proposition, and Dr Simbal Khan, Director Afghanistan and Central Asia at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI). Welcoming the distinguished speakers, Director General of Institute of Strategic Studies Ambassador (r) Ashraf Jehangir Qazi highlighted the importance of proposition and said that Afghanistan was a country that had been in perpetual turmoil, its people had grown up in warfare and therefore it aspires for peace and stability. Pakistan after the American withdrawal.
After withdrawal, a Talibanised Afghanistan will survive only if Pakistan, fulfils its promise of becoming a khilafat.
The writer is Director South Asian Media School, Lahore firstname.lastname@example.org Most observers are worried about Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US-Nato forces from there in 2013-2014. It should be interesting to see what would happen to Pakistan once the Americans are gone. PM should be cautious. Who is the real enemy in Afghanistan?
So who is the real enemy?
Coalition forces and NATO? Columns / G Parthasarathy : Zardari's promise belies his limitations. The polio battle. April 29, 2012. Ambiguous, embittering and unstoppable: U.S. drones in Pakistan. Kandahar intrigues and the Afghanistan conflict. US in denial: Watershed in Afghanistan. Crises collide in Afghanistan. The US and The Afghan Train Wreck by Conn Hallinan. Afghanistan: Is Karzai Peace Plan a No-Go? - National Afghanistan Policy.
West must relearn lesson of Durand Line. If there is a ghost haunting Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, it is likely that of Najibullah, the last Soviet-backed president of Afghanistan. Running scared of Pashtuns. When boots fail to deliver, Parliament must step in. War is too important a matter to be left to the military. From Chitral to Nuristan: Woman treks across border to find son. Taliban fighters say they will free him only after payment of ransom. Afghan endgame has Pakistan shuddering.
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Various matters: endless war, military detention, the Fed. On the NATO/US Military Strike on Pakistan. Afghanistan Jirga Backs US Deal. Calvin Gibbs, Soldier, Found Guilty In Gruesome Afghanistan War Crimes Case. The Fine Line between Culture and Law in Afghanistan - by Javid Ahmad. Af-Pak designed to implode Pakistan. Pakistan: Reversing the Lens. Paper: Contradictory Crossings of an Uneven Divide: The Durand Line's Differential Impact on Kabul-Peshawar and Qandahar-Quetta Relations (126th Annual Meeting (January 5-8, 2012)) The Great Day of Annihilation. Durand line serves as a line of hate: Karzai. Mao's Rockets and the Eastern Afghan Border War, Part II. Questionable status as international border by G. Parthasarathy. Pakistan and America: To the bitter end. 10 Years After The Taliban. Michael Hughes: When the Lion Roared: How Abdul Haq Almost Saved Afghanistan. It’s a fantasy to think we are winning the war in Afghanistan. A law for crossing the Durand Line? One soldier, 15 militants killed in cross-border attack.
Afghan insurgents are just mercenaries. Opinion / Op-Ed : Tightrope act on the Durand Line. Listen to the choir. Drones: A New Chapter In Modern Warfare - Analysis.
PAKISTAN: Reluctant to return. Columns / G Parthasarathy : Durand Line, and Pak's ‘imperial' ambitions. Afghanistan appeals for aid as drought looms. Lives Altered by 10 Years of War in Afghanistan. Farahnaz condemns target killing of Hazara people in Quetta. Police arrest 100 suspects in Quetta.