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Afghan envoy warns Pakistan of consequences if Torkham gate construction not halted

By our correspondents
June 17, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, has warned Pakistan of consequences if the construction work on the gate was not halted.

According to the Afghan news agency Khaama Press, Zakhilwal said the construction work of the gate had not been stopped by the Pakistani forces despite an agreement reached to halt the work and resolve the issue through diplomatic negotiations.

Zakhilwal further added that an agreement was reached with a Pakistani military delegation on a ceasefire, high-level were held on the issue, resolving the issue through discussions by a high level-delegation, and preventing construction work until the issue was resolved.

Zakhilwal posted on his Facebook page that a letter had been sent to the Pakistani military leadership on the issue and they had been warned that Pakistan would be responsible of any consequences.

Zakhilwal said he would be forced to release the details of the conflict and there would be no reason left for him to continue his diplomatic mission in Pakistan.According to NNI, the Afghan ambassador has sent a message to Pakistan’s higher military authorities alleging that not only was work not halted but also a report was issued that the construction work on the Torkham border was resumed after reaching an agreement during a meeting with him (Zakhiwal). He rejected the report.