Durand Line issue settled and closed: Foreign Office
Pakistain on Thursday clarified that the issue of Durand Line between Pakistain and Afghanistan is a settled issue as it is the internationally recognised border between the two countries.
"The Durand Line between Pakistain and Afghanistan is the internally recognised border between Pakistain and Afghanistan and it is a closed and settled issue," said Foreign Office Spokesman Mozzam Ahmed Khan in his weekly briefing here Thursday.
Khan's comments follow the US State Department's reaffirmation on Friday of the Durand Line as the internationally recognised boundary between Pakistain and Afghanistan and rejection of the Afghan government's protest over an earlier US statement on Pak-Afghan border.
The Durand Line was drawn up by the British in 1893 to delineate the boundary between what was then British India and the Kingdom of Afghanistan.
After 1947, it became the border between Pakistain and Afghanistan, although the Afghan government still refuses to recognise it.
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