The head of Nangarhar Provincial Council says Pakistan is planning to issue ID cards to Afghan tribal leaders living in districts near the disputed Durand Line.
According to Ahmad Ali Hazrat, head of Nangarhar Provincial Council, the Pakistani government had repeatedly made such offers to Afghans living near the Durand Line in the past.
He posted on his Facebook, that he has documents and evidence to substantiate his claim, but could not share it due to insecurity, he claimed hundreds of Afghans near the border were given Pakistani ID cards.
The Pakistani government had promised Afghans living close to the border, that they would be provided with scholarships and good facilities inside Pakistan, Hazrat indicated.
He also claimed that Pakistan by cutting the barbwires and underground construction of tunnels across the Afghan-Pak border is directly facilitating terrorist groups to easily enter Afghanistan.
On the other hand, Wajia Ul Rehman Shinwari, Nangarhar tribal chief said the Pakistani government has offered its promises of facilitating life and bringing electricity to the Afghans near the border, but were rejected by the people.
Pakistan so far have not commented in this matter.