Following clashes along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the latest one which left one civilian dead and 15 others injured, a reconciliation delegation of 4 Pakistani Ulema will visit Afghanistan to hold talks on ending cross-border hostility.
According to Pakistan’s Geo News, which cited Pakistani authorities, the four-member reconciliation delegation of Pakistan will visit the Afghan capital, Kabul, and Kandahar, to put an end to the clashes along the border amid news of the establishment of a joint committee to address the border tensions surface.
The Afghan border forces fired indiscriminately and without provocation at the civilian area in Chaman city of Pakistan’s Balochistan, for the second time in five days, using heavy weapons.
Shehbaz Sharif, the Pakistani premier, condemned the Afghan Border Forces’ “unprovoked shelling” of civilians in Pakistan’s Chaman district, in response to the first of the twin border clashes in a week and urged the Afghan side to make sure that such occurrences “not repeated again.
The Pakistani Ulema, according to the Chaman district administration, will reportedly meet with officials of the Afghan Ministry of Defense, and other key authorities of the Afghan administration in Kabul and Kandahar.
The Ulema delegation’s departure, the Pakistani authorities said, caused the flag meeting of Pakistani and Afghan border security personnel to be postponed, while normal operations were resumed in the civilian areas of both regions.
This comes as the Chargé d’affaires of the Afghan embassy in Pakistan, Sardar Ahmad Shakib, stated on Sunday that a joint committee has been established to resolve border tensions.