Afghanistan summons Pak ambassadorThe Pakistani ambassador in Kabul was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) following indiscriminate shelling by the Pakistani forces which left eight members of the Afghan Border Police Forces martyred.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said a strong protest was lodged with the Pakistani ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain after he was summoned this evening.

Deputy Foreign Minister in Administrative Affairs Atiqullah Atifmal told Mr. Hussain that eight members of the Afghan Border Police forces were martyred in heavy shelling on check posts in eastern Kunar province on Monday morning and afternoon.

Atifmal further added that the market of Do Kalam was also torched and enormous financial loss was incurred to the local residents in Nari district as a result of the indiscriminate shelling by the Pakistani forces.

He told the Pakistani envoy “This is not the first time you have been summoned regarding the heavy artillery shelling by the Pakistani military on areas along the Durand Line. But unfortunately we have not seen any long term change in Pakistani military’s offensive acts.”

Atifmal warned that the relations between the two countries would be marred if the Pakistani military continues to violate the principles of international relations and the principles of good neighborliness.

He insisted that the government of Afghanistan emphasizes on the security and lives of the Afghan people as its standard of relations with Pakistan and urged Pakistan to consider the standard in a bid to maintain relations between the two countries.