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Pakistan raises matter of border violations in tripartite commission meeting

Kabul/ Rawalpindi: The Tripartite Commission comprising senior military representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, held a meeting in Kabul on Monday. According to ISPR. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, General Sher Mahammed Karimi, Chief of the Afghan General Staff and General David H. Petreaus, Commander International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan headed the respective delegations.

The meeting reviewed the current security situation along the Pak-Afghan Border. Measures to improve effectiveness of ongoing operations in the respective areas also came under discussion. Steps for better coordination and enhanced cooperation to avoid misunderstandings as regard to the border security were also discussed.

Forum reiterated the resolve and commitment to restore peace and stability in the area. The commission is a recurring event, and today’s meeting was the 34th since the inaugural session conducted in Islamabad in 2003.

When contacted military sources told Online military leadership of Pakistan raised the matter of operations inside its border areas and expressed reservations and protest with Afghan government and NATO military chief over the incidents of border violations.

They laid stress that unprovoked firing on Pakistan security forces pickets and attacks on them should come to halt otherwise cooperation process could be affected.

Military leadership also took up the matter of arrival of infiltrators from Afghan province Kunnar into Mohmand agency and other tribal areas of Pakistan and urged NATO and Afghan government to halt the infiltration of these terrorists into Pakistan. The report evolved by joint investigation team of NATO and Pakistan army for holding probe into the incidents of border violations also came under discussion. -Online

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