The Afghan Charge d' Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office on Monday and Pakistan's strong protest over unprovoked firing by the Afghan forces on Torkham border crossing was conveyed to him.

Two soldiers and nine civilians including women and children were injured in the incident.

The Afghan Charge d’Affaires was told that the firing incident was contrary to the spirit of friendly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Afghan side was urged to thoroughly investigate the incident and share the findings with Pakistani authorities.

It was further emphasized that all steps should be taken for avoiding recurrence of such incidents in the future.

It was conveyed to the Afghan side that the regulation of movements at Torkham is part of government’s policy to strengthen border management, and Afghan government’s cooperation was needed as it would enhance mutual security and help to combat the threat of terrorism.

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