ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Responding to news items in the Afghan media and reported statement of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has rejected the insinuation that Pakistan military was conducting “illegal” fencing of the Pak-Afghan border.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Spokesperson made it clear that the fencing along the Pak-Afghan border was being done to address Pakistan’s serious security concerns and was fully in accordance with the established norms of international law without encroaching into Afghan territory.
The Spokesperson added that the Afghan side would be well-advised to engage on border matters through the relevant institutional mechanisms to address any misconceptions.
Regrettably, Pakistan’s suggestion for conducting joint topographic surveys had not been positively responded to by the Afghan side, she said.
Aisha Farooqui reaffirmed that Pakistan respects the territorial integrity of Afghanistan and conducts its relations with the brotherly Country in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter and expects reciprocity from the Afghan side.