Ghani chairs Security Council meeting amid tense situation in Torkham


KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Security Council (NSC) meeting amid persistent tense situation in Torkham and security situation of the country.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the issue of violations by Pakistani forces in Torkham was discussed during the meeting and called the move by Pakistan against the international norms.

Calling the move as a matter of concern, the National Security Council insisted that the issue should be resolved through diplomatic ways while praising the Afghan forces for their high level of readiness to protect the country and national interests of Afghanistan.

The meeting also discussed the security situation of Helmand, Uruzgan, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz, Ghor and Baghlan provinces.

Other issues discussed during the meeting included distribution of passports to Afghan citizens outside the country, registration process vehicles lacking documents, preparations for WARSAR summit, and the report by Local Governance Directorate on Shindand district.

The clashes among the Afghan and Pakistani forces erupted late on Sunday night in Torkham after the Afghan forces prevented the Pakistani forces to install a gate along the zero point of Durand Line.

At least one Afghan police border policeman lost his life and six others were wounded and the Pakistani officials confirms the death of a senior army officer during the clash. -KP


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