Participants criticized Pakistan for violating peace along Af-Pak border with criminal intent of regular cross border firing and for damaging the sanctity of Durand Line by allowing free movements of Pak Taliban cadres to carry out attacks on innocent Afghans … reports Asian Lite Newsdesk
Overseas units of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) join global protest against the orchestrated genocide committed by Pakistan against Pashtuns.
PTM cadres in Germany, Belgium and Sweden carried out demonstration in cities and in front of EU base in Brussels against the illegal detentions and harassment of PTM activists in Pakistan. The protesters demand the release of Hanif Pashteen.
Pashtuns from Paktia, Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan protest against the Punjabi Taliban asking them to evacuate from both sides of the Durand Line. Large numbers of local Pashtuns mobilized by PTM participated the protest demonstrations in Khost and Chamkain, Paktia, besides Gardez and Urgon (Paktika). Another protest held at Zhob at Balochistan.
Participants criticized Pakistan for violating peace along Af-Pak border with criminal intent of regular cross border firing and for damaging the sanctity of Durand Line by allowing free movements of Pak Taliban cadres to carry out attacks on innocent Afghans.
Afghanistan Seeks UN Help
Another report says, Afghanistan has written to the UN Security Council over continued violations of its territory by Pakistani military forces.
Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. Adela Raz wrote to the President of the Security Council, Germany, to report on the most recent violations of the Afghan territory by Pakistan’s military forces and said the incursion represents a reiteration of violations as Kabul had previously expressed its concerns to the Security Council in February and August 2019.
Raz said in the letter that on July 15, Pakistan military forces began unprovoked artillery attacks against Afghan border posts and civilian residential areas in the Sarakano and Asad Abad districts of Kunar Province. The attacks included 12 heavy artillery strikes targeting Asad Abad district and more than 160 artillery rounds fired at Sarakano district. In addition to four casualties among members of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces, the attacks claimed the lives of six civilians, including two women, and eight injuries and resulted in significant damage to civilian property.
“We would like to once again reiterate, as we have in previous communications, that the issue of violations of Afghan territory by Pakistani military forces has continued despite numerous appeals made to the Government of Pakistan, bilaterally and through other measures, to cease their illegal and provocative activities in our sovereign territory.
“In that regard, the government of Afghanistan expresses, once again, its strong condemnation of Pakistan’s failure to adhere to its obligations under the principles of the Charter of the United Nations as well as international law and international humanitarian law,” she said in the letter.
Raz said the Afghan Government is currently working to de-escalate the situation bilaterally, but should this fail, it will call on the Security Council to take measures and actions necessary to bring about an end to the violations identified above.
She also requested that the letter of complaint regarding Pakistan’s continued activities be circulated as a document of the Security Council and kept on record for reference should attempts at de-escalating prove unfruitful.