BRUSSELS: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, European Union and Luxembourg Jalil Abbas Jilani Saturday lodged protest over NATO/ISAF helicopters’ attacks on two Pakistan Army border posts in Mohmand Agency that resulted in martyrdom of at least 24 troops, including two officers besides injuring 13 others.
In a letter to Ambassador Claudio Bisogneiro, Deputy Secretary General NATO, the Ambassador stated that Pakistan strongly condemns the NATO/ISAF attack on the two Pakistan Army border posts and demands immediate and full explanation of this serious incident.
“The latest cross-border attack is a flagrant violation of Pakistan’s territorial sovereignty and is unacceptable and intolerable,” Ambassador Jilani said.
He further stated that such incidents create serious misgivings and thus defeat the very basis of cooperation in pursuit of the common objective of combating terrorism.
“The UN mandate for ISAF is confined to Afghanistan and NATO/ISAF forces are again advised to refrain from any actions that constitute a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
“As conveyed earlier, incursions and strikes of this nature are not only unacceptable but could oblige Pakistan to consider response options”, the Ambassador reminded the Deputy Secretary General of NATO.