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Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations regarding violations of its airspace

(2018-04-05) Pakistan rejected the baseless Afghan allegationsof violation of its airspace and air raids inside Afghan territory by Pakistan Air Force.

Pakistani security forces are undertaking counter-terrorism operations in Bajaur Agency directed against terrorist groups who continue to attack Pakistan from their sanctuaries based on Afghan soil that have resulted in loss of lives and injuries on the Pakistani side.

The information about the ongoing counter-terrorism operations is shared with the Afghan security forces on a regular basis. In the meeting of the Director Generals Military Operations of the two countries held in Rawalpindi today, Pakistan shared details of the operations with the Afghan side indicating that these operations were on Pakistani side of the border.

Pakistan urges Afghanistan to focus on taking effective counter-terrorism actions including plugging of large gaps existing along the Afghan side of Pakistan-Afghanistan border to prevent the targeting of Pakistani civilians and security forcesby terrorists from Afghan soil. It is also important that the Afghan government should refrain from blame game. Instead there is a need to work together to combat terrorism and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation for shared progress and prosperity of the peoples of the two countries.

Islamabad
5 April 2018