Pakistan showing restraint to Afghan attacks, UN told
22 September, 2012
UNITED NATIONS: Taking note of the "reports about disconcerting" security and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon told the UN Security Council on Thursday that it was exercising "considerable restraint" in the wake of attacks on Pakistani checkposts from across the Pak-Afghan border.
"We have always avoided the blame game and seek to address such issues with objectivity," Haroon said. He said Pakistan had a robust security force along its border with Afghanistan, and had recently enhanced its presence with checkpoints and regular patrolling.
"Our deployment far exceeds the number of international and Afghan forces deployed on the other side, which might also be the reason why so many attacks take place on the western side in Afghanistan," he said.
"We continue to be resolute despite the high human and economic cost of this endeavour," he added. The Pakistani envoy said cross-border attacks into Pakistan were under active discussion with ISAF in Afghanistan, as part of cooperation between Pakistan and the international force.