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Pakistan rejects Afghan criticism on Fata-KP merger




(MENAFN - Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR: Pakistan has rejected the Afghanistan's objection to the proposed merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa terming it interferences in Pakistan's internal matters.

Afghanistan on Saturday objected to the Fata-KP merger plan, saying 'the decision was against the 1921 agreement between the British India and Afghanistan'.

'Pakistan's decision is against the 1921 agreement between the British India and Afghanistan,' Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office said in a statement, which was posted online.

It said the Afghan government and Fata people should have been consulted over this important decision. 'Every decision about the tribal regions should be made in normal situation and in accordance with the consensus of the tribal people,' it said.

Pakistan rejected Afghan president's statement as intervention into Pakistan's internal affairs.

'Our parliament's decision reflects the will of the people of Pakistan,' the Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said.

'The principles of non-interference and non-intervention in the conduct of bilateral relations need be scrupulously adhered to by Afghanistan,' Dr Faisal tweeted.

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Pakistan rejects Afghan criticism on Fata-KP merger

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