Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday strongly condemned the unprovoked shelling and fire by the Afghan Border Forces at Chaman resulting in martyrdom of several Pakistani citizens and injuring more than a dozen.
In a statement on Twitter, the premier termed the incident as “unfortunate”, which he said “deserves the strongest condemnation”.
PM Shehbaz stressed that the recurrence of such incidents must be avoided.
“The Afghan Interim government should ensure that such incidents are not repeated,” he said.
At least seven people lost their lives and 16 others suffered injuries on Sunday in Chaman, which came under heavy gunfire and artillery shelling by Afghan border forces.
Unprovoked shelling & fire by Afghan Border Forces at Chaman resulting in martyrdom of several Pakistani citizens & injuring more than a dozen is unfortunate & deserves the strongest condemnation. The Afghan Interim government should ensure that such incidents are not repeated.— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) December 12, 2022
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistani troops retaliated against the “unprovoked and indiscriminate” fire, the military's media wing said.
The military's media wing described the incident as “uncalled-for aggression” and said Pakistani troops had given a “befitting” but “measured response” and avoided targeting civilians on the other side.