KABUL: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani chaired an emergency meeting of Afghan Security Council on Torkham border issue in Kabul on Tuesday.

It was decided in the meeting that issue could be solved by diplomacy only and it could not be solved by war. On the other hand tension remained high on border as firing exchange was going on intermittantly.

Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry has said that the continuation of clashes in Torkham is not in Pakistan's interests and Islamabad should stop violating the existing agreement.

"The best way to address the issue is through diplomatic ways," said MoFA spokesman Shekib Mustaghni.

One of the key agreements between Kabul and Islamabad is that no military activities will take place in zero line (no man's land) on the Durand Line. Kabul believes Islamabad violated this agreement.

Afghan officials said that the Pakistani military wanted to construct another gate in zero line. Clashes between the two sides then broke out.

"We ask Pakistan to implement the agreement and the agreement should not be violated," Mustaghni added.

Afghan Upper House on Tuesday also discussed the Afghan-Pakistan border clash.

"People should stand beside their security forces. All our criticism against Pakistan has not resulted in anything," said Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, speaker of the Upper House.

"This issue should be solved through diplomatic ways, war cannot solve the issue," said Jumadin a senator.

This comes after Pakistani border police recently closed the border gate to Afghans without visas.