Afghanistan refuses to accept Durand line as Af-Pak border
Kabul has protested Islamabad’s decision to start flag-lowering ceremonies at Chaman border crossing in Balochistan, describing the move as “unjustified and contrary to previous pledges”.
Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan has announced it will hold flag-lowering ceremonies at the Pak-Afghan Friendship gate in Chaman every Friday.
The pattern of the ceremony would be similar to the flag-lowering ceremony held by Pakistan and India at the Wagah-Attari border.
However, Afghanistan had refused to take part in the ceremony on the plea that it does not recognise the border and calls it “Durand Line”.
Afghan foreign ministry says it has lodged strong protest over the lowering of the flag by the Pakistani security forces at the zero-point of the “artificial Durand Line” and called it a “provocative action”.