Pakistan lodges protest over attacks in Chitral District

Islamabad: The Afghan Charged’ Affairs was called in today at the Foreign Ministry to lodge a protest on attacks from Kunar and Nooristan against seven Pakistani check posts in Chitral earlier today in which 25 security forces personnel embraced shahadat.

The Afghan Charged “Affairs was conveyed the imperative of establishing peace and tranquillity in the border region and effectively dealing with terrorists.

The activities of the terrorists are a matter of great concern to both the Governments and peoples of Pakistan and Afghanistan. They cannot be allowed to continue such blatant attacks from across the border.

It is Pakistan’s expectation that ISAF and the Afghan National Army would take effective measures to prevent such incursions by militants from safe havens from across the border in Kunar and Nooristan and to enhance border security.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604