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North Atlantic Treaty Organization/ International Security Assistance Force attack on border posts

Islamabad: On instructions from Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, the Foreign Secretary today called in US Ambassador Cameron Munter to lodge a strong protest on the unprovoked NATO/ International Security Assistance Force attack on Pakistan border posts in the Mohmand Agency.

The Foreign Secretary conveyed to the US Ambassador that the unprovoked attack by NATO/ISAF aircrafts on border posts in which 24 Pakistani troops lost their lives and another 13 were injured had deeply incensed the Government and the people of Pakistan.

The President, the Prime Minister and the Government of Pakistan strongly condemn the attacks which were totally unacceptable, constituted a grave infringement of Pakistan’s sovereignty, were violative of international law and a serious transgression of the oft conveyed red lines and could have serious repercussions on Pakistan-US/NATO/ISAF cooperation.

The Ambassador was informed that the Prime Minister had convened an emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet to evaluate the situation arising from these uncalled for attacks by NATO/ISAF forces.

Strong protest have also been lodged in Washington and at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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