MALE: Pakistan on Thursday conveyed its strong protest and serious concern to the Afghanistan government on what the country claimed brutal murder of its 23 paramilitary personnel inside the Afghan territory.
The protest was recorded by Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Zarar Maqbool Osmani in Male, Maldives where the both diplomats were attending the SAARC Ministerial Meeting.
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said in a statement the adviser reminded the Afghan foreign minister that in the Trilateral Summit in Ankara recently, it was agreed that both sides would not only prevent the use of their territory against each other but also take action against militants engaged in hostile action.
Aziz urged the Afghan government to take prompt action to apprehend and punish the perpetrators of the “heinous and inhumane crime.”
The Afghan foreign minister promised to convey the message of concern to the relevant authorities in Afghanistan and revert shortly.
On February 17, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban said that it executed 23 Frontier Corps (FC) personnel who have been held captive since 2010.