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Ambassador Jilani Launches Protest At North Atlantic Treaty Organization Attacks In Pakistan

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, European Union and Luxembourg Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani has launched protest over NATO/ISAF helicopters’ attacks on two Pakistan Army border Posts in Mohamand agency on the night of 25/26 November 2011 at around02:00 local time when the NATO/ISAF helicopters and fight aircraft from Afghanistan intruded about 1.5 miles into Pakistan territory and attacked two posts that resulted in martyrdom of at least 24 troops including two officers besides injuring 13 soldiers, says a press release received from Brussels here today.

In a letter to the Ambassador Claudio Bisogneiro, Deputy Secretary General NATO, the Ambassador stated that Pakistan strongly condemns the NATO/ISAF attack on the two Pakistan Army border posts and demands immediate and full explanation of this serious incident. The latest cross-border attack is a flagrant violation of Pakistan’s territorial sovereignty and is unacceptable and intolerable.

He further stated that such incidents create serious misgivings and thus defeat the very basis of cooperation in pursuit of the common objective of combating terrorism, The UN mandate for ISAF is confined to Afghanistan and NATO/ISAF forces are again advised to refrain from any action that constitute a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

As conveyed earlier, incursions and strikes of this nature are not only unacceptable but could oblige Pakistan to consider response options, the Ambassador reminded the Deputy Secretary General of NATO.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326


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