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Pakistan lodges protest with Afghanistan over killing of FC troops

Islamabad, February 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has conveyed its strong protest and serious concern to the Afghan government on the brutal murder of 23 FC personnel inside the Afghan territory. This protest was conveyed by Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs to the Afghan Foreign Minister Mr. Zarar Maqbool Osmani today in Male, Maldives where both were attending the SAARC Ministerial meeting.

The Adviser reminded his Afghan counterpart that in the Trilateral Summit in Ankara recently, it was agreed that both sides would not only prevent the use of their territory against each other but also take action against militants engaged in hostile action.

The Adviser urged the Afghan government to take prompt action to apprehend and punish the perpetrators of this heinous and inhumane crime. The Afghan Foreign Minister promised to convey this message of concern to the relevant authorities in Afghanistan and revert shortly.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Spokesman
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tell: 051-9205494
Fax: 051-9204202
Cell: 0336-5644459

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