CM takes notice of killing of 5 Pakistanis in Afghan firing

September 18, 2013 Off By Web Desk

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch while taking serious notice of killing of five persons at Pak-Afghan border has strongly condemned the incident and said such incidents could spoil Pak-Afghan ties.

Chief Minister Balochistan vehemently condemned the violation of Pakistani border by Afghan forces in Qamaruddin Karez area near Zhob district and killing of Pakistani nationals.

He said it was not first incident of its nature rather Afghan forces had previously also violated Pakistani border and many human lives had been lost in such firing incidents. “Such incidents are regrettable which can harm the ties of both countries,” Chief Minister remarked, adding that they would record strong protest against the incident at foreign ministry and defence level.

He said we have always tried to establish friendly and brotherly relations with neighbouring countries and still stood on this agenda. “We want ties with all neighbouring countries, including Afghanistan could be strengthened because it is inevitable for the peace, stability and bright future of the region,” Dr Malik Baloch said, adding they would not tolerate violation of our border and massacre of innocent people.

Chief Minister said relations between Pakistan and Afghan governments never remained pleasant despite the fact people of both countries enjoyed old historical, culture and geographic ties. “Due to tensed relations and misunderstanding the process of development has almost stopped,” he added.

Dr Malik Baloch said they always wanted the process of development could strengthen as peaceful relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan are essential.

He said detailed report had been sought from the authorities concerned about the incident and the security forces were directed to tighten the security at Pak Afghan border.

He categorically stated that violation of border was unbearable and concrete measures would be taken to further improve security at border.

Chief Minister stressed that forces of both countries should practically play their role for the stability of peace in the region and avoid occurrence of such incident that spoil the ties of both country.

He also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and courage to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss with patience.