Kayani tells NATO chief to stop border incursions
28 June, 2012
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani on Wednesday asked NATO forces commander in Afghanistan General John Allen to stop cross-border incursions from the neighbouring country.
The US commander in Afghanistan discussed border coordination with the army chief as the Taliban released a video showing the remains of 17 beheaded Pakistani soldiers. General Allen, who commands 130,000 NATO troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, flew into Chaklala air base and went straight into the talks with General Kayani at GHQ, before jetting out of the country, officials said. There was no immediate comment from NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), but a Pakistani official said Kayani demanded greater efforts from the Americans on stopping cross-border incursions.
"It was a routine meeting to discuss the border coordination," a senior Pakistani military official told AFP. "We also raised the issue of cross-border attacks on the Pakistan military from Afghanistan. We demanded that ISAF take action against the militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan and eliminate the militant groups involved in cross-border attacks inside Pakistan," he added. The two commanders also discussed the option of military operation in North Waziristan against the so-called terror training camps.