(2013-05-02)

The Afghan Charge d’ Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office today for conveying protest of the Government of Pakistan on an unprovoked firing incident that took place on May 1, 2013 at 2145 hours from the Afghan posts on the Pakistani Gursal post. Two Frontier Constabulary (FC) soldiers got injured as a result of the heavy fire directly targeting the post. Pakistan security forces exercised maximum restraint and communicated first to the Afghan side about this serious violation through military channels.

The Afghan Cd’A was conveyed serious concern over this violation as a result of which 2 FC soldiers were injured. This is not the first time that the heavy fire was initiated from the Afghan side causing heavy injury and damage to the Pakistani structures.

Afghan Cd’A was asked to convey Government of Pakistan’s concern to the authorities in Afghanistan to timely share information with Pakistan military as per agreed procedure and avoid repeated violations which grossly undermine the existing coordination mechanisms between the security forces of the two countries.

Pakistan believes that such incidents are vitiating the friendly relations and creating avoidable tension between the two brotherly countries.

Islamabad
02 May 2013

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