Anwaar ul Haq Kakar | Pakistan PM On Border Situation And Imran Khan Case. But will not let it affect the elections; Dispute between neighboring countries with India, Afghanistan and Iran
islamabad2 hours ago
- copy link
The picture is of Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar. (file)
Pakistan’s caretaker PM Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has described the situation on the border as worrying. In an interview with Voice of America, Kakar said that the situation on the eastern and western borders of Pakistan is critical, but it will not have any impact on the elections. In view of the danger on the border, security arrangements are being further strengthened. We have full hope that we will be able to complete the election process by normalizing the situation.
While talking about the issue of Imran Khan, Kakar said – No effort is being made to keep Imran out of politics. There are serious allegations against him. The law is taking its course and I hope that the legal process will be transparent while taking action against Imran, so that his followers cannot make such allegations.
The picture is from outside the office of the Election Commission of Pakistan. (file)
Election Commission wants elections on the basis of new delimitations
Kakar said in the interview – Our government is ready to provide all possible help to the Election Commission in terms of financial and security for the elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced to conduct fresh delimitation on the basis of the new census. Due to this the elections were getting delayed. President Arif Alvi had asked ECP to hold elections on 6 November.
Pakistan shares its border with India in the east and Afghanistan-Iran in the west. Since the arrival of Taliban in Afghanistan, there is an atmosphere of tension on the border between the two countries. Torkham border between Afghanistan and Pakistan opened after 9 days on Friday. Actually, there was firing between the security personnel of the two countries on September 6. In view of the increasing tension, the border was closed.
Tension on Torkham border with Taliban
Pakistan had claimed that the Afghan Taliban were constructing some illegal things near the border. Pakistan had called it a violation of territorial sovereignty. The Afghan Taliban had denied any such construction. He had said that he was repairing the already existing post at Torkham crossing.
The picture is of the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Trade halted on Balochistan border area in Iran-Pakistan
Talking about Pakistan-Iran relations, there is a ban on trade activities in the border area of Balochistan. Actually, there have been continuous ups and downs in the relations between the two countries. Shia-Sunni tension in Pakistan has had an impact on its relations with Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran started adopting an aggressive stance towards Pakistan.
After the 9/11 attacks in America, Pakistan’s policy was not to be a brother to Iran. Besides, Pakistan’s pro-Saudi Arabia policy had also created sourness in relations.
Pak Army accused of helping terrorists in Kashmir
On the other hand, the dispute between India and Pakistan regarding PoK has been going on for a long time. On Saturday, amid the ongoing encounter in Anantnag, Kashmir, Pir Panjal Brigade Commander PMS Dhillon had said that three terrorists were killed in Uri, Hathlanga area near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla.
Bodies of 2 terrorists found. The body of the third was lying near the border, but due to continuous firing from the Pakistani post, our security forces could not find the body. Pakistani army was helping the terrorists. The army was giving cover to these terrorists.
This post originally appeared on www.bhaskar.com