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Terrorismo, Pachistan riapre frontiera con Afghanistan

“Gesto di buona volontà” dopo chiusura decisa dopo attentato Sehwan
fonte: ilVelino/AGV NEWS/Sputnik
di red/ilp

Il Primo ministro pakistano Nawaz Sharif ha ordinato la riapertura della frontiera con l’Afghanistan che era stato chiuso un mese fa. A seguito di un attentato terroristico al Santuario di Lal Shahbaz Qalandar nella città di Sehwan nella provincia di Sindh. Si tratta di “un gesto di buona volontà” secondo le fonti governative citate dai media locali. Che auspicano che l’Afghanistan prenda tutte le misure utili ad eliminare la minaccia terroristica e che il Paese ritrovi la sua tranquillità in modo da assicurare pace e sicurezza anche per il Pachistan. La riapertura della frontiera segue l’incontro tra i rappresentanti dei due Paesi dei giorni scorsi.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered on Monday for the Pakistani-Afghan border, which were closed last month following a deadly terror attack in Pakistan, to be reopened, local media reported. In mid-February, Pakistan closed its border with Afghanistan following a deadly terror attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the Sindh’s city of Sehwan Sharif that, according to Pakistan’s officials, was perpetrated by terrorists with links to Afghanistan. The step is a gesture of goodwill, given the longstanding historical and cultural relations shared between two nations, the Geo TV broadcaster reported citing the statement issued by the prime minister’s administration. According to the statement, Sharif expressed his hope that Afghanistan would take measures aimed at eliminating the terrorism threat which forced Pakistan to close its borders. He also said that achieving lasting peace in Afghanistan was an important factor of ensuring peace and security in Pakistan, adding that Pakistan would continue its work with Afghanistan at fighting terrorism. On Saturday, the Afghan president’s National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar told Sputnik that, last week, a high-level security meeting took place between representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the meeting was to ensure the deescalation of the situation at the Afghan-Pakistani border, with opening crossing points being a key point of discussion.