Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has described the situation at the border as worrying. In an interview with Voice of America, Kakar said that the situation on Pakistan’s eastern and western borders was critical but would not affect the elections. In view of the danger at the border, security precautions are being further tightened. We have every hope that we can complete the electoral process by normalizing the situation.
While speaking on 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 in taking action against Imran will be transparent so that his supporters cannot make such allegations.
The picture is from outside the Election Commission of Pakistan office. (File)
Election Commission wants elections based on new delimitations
Kakar said in the interview, “Our government is ready to provide all possible assistance to the Election Commission regarding the financing and security of the elections.” The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced that it would make a new delimitation based on the new census. Because of this, the elections were delayed. President Arif Alvi had asked the ECP to hold elections on November 6.
Pakistan borders India to the east and Afghanistan-Iran to the west. Since the arrival of the Taliban in Afghanistan, there has been an atmosphere of tension on the border between the two countries. The Torkham border between Afghanistan and Pakistan was opened on Friday after 9 days. In fact, on September 6, gunfire broke out between the security personnel of the two countries. In view of the increasing tensions, the border was closed.
Tensions on the Torkham-Taliban border
Pakistan had alleged that the Afghan Taliban were building illegal structures near the border. Pakistan had described it as a violation of territorial sovereignty. The Afghan Taliban had denied such a construction. He had said that he would repair the existing post at Torkham Crossing.
The picture shows the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Trade in the Iranian-Pakistani border region of Balochistan has been suspended
As far as relations between Pakistan and Iran are concerned, there is a ban on commercial activities in the border area of Balochistan. In fact, there have been continuous ups and downs in relations between the two countries. Shiite-Sunni tensions in Pakistan are impacting the country’s relations with Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran started taking an aggressive stance towards Pakistan.
After the September 11 attacks in America, Pakistan’s policy was not to be a brother to Iran. Furthermore, Pakistan’s pro-Saudi Arabia policy had also led to souring of relations.
Pakistan army accused of aiding 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, during the ongoing clash 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 constant firing from the Pakistani post, our security forces could not find the body. The Pakistani army helped the terrorists. The army provided cover for these terrorists.