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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday protested over Afghan border forces’ provocations in the Chitral border area and summoned the Afghan chargé d’affaires in Islamabad.
As per details, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Afghan chargé d’affaires in Islamabad to lodge a protest over the cross-border attack on April 14.
It emerged that Pakistani check posts had been targeted in unprovoked shelling and firing resorted to from the Afghanistan side in Chitral on April 14 that was continued for 5-6 hours. 35 shells had been fired from Afghanistan in the cross-border attack.
While protesting over the attack, Pakistan expressed serious reservations over the rise in provocations from the Afghan border security forces. In its statement, the Foreign Office (FO) said that Pakistan strongly condemned such cross-border firing incidents and demanded strict action against the responsible.
The Afghan chargé d’affaires was also demanded to ask the Kabul administration for enhancing the security measures in the border areas and making bilateral contacts more