Pakistan is trying to sort cross-border attacks with Afghanistan: FO

The Foreign Office disclosed on Thursday that Pakistan was holding talks to resolve the problems as the number of strikes over the border from Afghanistan targeting security forces has increased.

FO’s spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch acknowledged the problems at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border during the weekly news briefing.

According to Baloch, “the two sides hold routine border flag meetings and are in communication at many levels, including Kharlachi Border Crossing Point.”

She said that the Chaman border was reopened on Monday after border flag meetings between the two sides.

The clearing of pedestrian, traffic, and trade consignments was the main goal of these sessions, she continued.

A gunman on the Afghan side of the border opened fire on Pakistani security personnel, killing one soldier and forcing the closure of the “Friendship Gate” at the border on November 13.

She said that Afghanistan expressed “deep remorse” for the event and established a high-level committee made up of representatives from the foreign, border, and tribal affairs ministries, local chambers of commerce, and tribal elders to look into it.

Baloch also stated that Pakistan continues to communicate with the Afghan side through the embassy in Afghanistan and the embassy of Afghanistan in Islamabad.


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