ISLAMABAD - Reacting to Sunday night’s unprovoked firing by Afghan security forces at the Torkham border, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan yesterday said it apparently looked that the neighbouring country was playing into other’s hands.

“Pakistan’s serious efforts to stop intrusion from both sides and to do effective border management were being sabotaged from other side of the border,” the minister said in a short statement.

“The martyrdom of Major Jawad and our other security personnel because of meaningless and unreasonable shelling from the other side of the border was unbearable,” he said.

He said that Afghanistan would have to decide either it wanted to support Pakistan’s efforts to restore peace in the region or would keep on playing at the behest of others.