Pakistan rejects baseless Afghan allegations of airspace violation, raids | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Ministry on Friday rejected the Afghan statements on the violation of Afghanistan's airspace.
"Pakistan rejects unfounded Afghan statements about the violation of its airspace and air raids on Afghan territory by Pakistan's air force," MFA spokesman Dr. Mohammed Faisal told journalists.
He further explained that the Pakistani security forces are conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Bajaur Agency, directed against terrorist groups that continue to attack Pakistan from their sanctuaries on the basis of Afghan land.
"Information on ongoing counter-terrorism operations is regularly extended to the Afghan security forces," he said.
At a meeting of the Director General of the General of the military operations of the two countries, held today in Rawalpindi, Pakistan described the details of operations with the Afghan side, indicating that these operations are on the Pakistani side of the border.
"Pakistan calls on Afghanistan to focus on effective anti-terrorism measures, including the inclusion of major gaps along the Afghan side of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, to prevent attacks on Pakistani civilians and security forces by terrorists from Afghan soil."
The representative of foreign affairs stressed the importance of the Afghan government "refraining from guilt".
"Instead, it is necessary to cooperate with the fight against terrorism and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation to achieve common progress and prosperity of the peoples of the two countries," Faisal wrote.