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Pedram under fire over Durand Line comments

Pedram under fire over Durand Line comments

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Apr 02, 2017 - 22:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some Mesharano Jirgainfo-icon members on Sunday asked the government to introduce lawmaker Abdul Latif Pedram to the attorney’s office over his recent remarks regarding the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

Last week, the Pakistani media quoted Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah telling a visiting Pakistani delegation during the Nawroz celebrations that the Durand Line was an internationally recognized border. But the CEO’s office has rejected the report.

While Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon member Abdul Latif Pedram on Sunday told reporters in Kabul the Durand Line was a de jure border between Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon, asking the UN to put pressure on Afghanistan to recognize the border.

The comments from Pedram, also president of the Hezb-i-Kongara Milli Afghanistan (Afghanistan National Congress Party) came at a time when Pakistan has started fencing the Durand Line to stop cross border infiltration.

Senator Sher Mohammad Akhunzada said: “Pedram should be dismissed as member of the lower house. He spoke irresponsibly and has no right to speak about the Durand Line.”

Senator Habibullah Kalimzai said the Pakistani media was publishing ‘unauthentic news’ to spread differences among the Afghans.

Senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said the view point of the people of Afghanistan was known to everyone that the Afghans would never recognize Durand Line as a permanent border.

He said the Durand Line separated brothers and the day would come when people on both sides of the line would rejoin.

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