Durand Agreement Of 1893 Demarcated
- Posted on September 18, 2021
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On the British side, Mortimer Durand and Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum, Khyber Agency political agent, representing the British Viceroy and Governor-General, participated in the camp. [Citation required] The Afghan side was represented by Sahibzada Abdul Latif and a former governor of Khost province in Afghanistan, Sardar Shireendil Khan, who represented Amir Abdur Rahman Khan. [Citation required] The Durand Line Agreement of 1893 was written in English, with copies translated into Dari. In 1893, Mortimer Durand was sent to Kabul by the government of British India to sign an agreement with Amir Abdur Rahman Khan setting the limits of their respective spheres of influence as well as to improve diplomatic and trade relations. On November 12, 1893, the Durand Line Agreement was concluded.  The two sides later camped in Parachinar, a small town near Khost in Afghanistan, which is now part of Pakistan`s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to demarcate the border. [Citation required] The eastern and southern borders of His Highnesses, from Wakhan to the Persian border, follow the line indicated in the map annexed to this Agreement. The border shall be defined and demarcated in detail by the British and Afghan Joint Commissioners, to the extent that this may be feasible and desirable, the objective of which shall be to reach by mutual agreement a border which respects, with the greatest possible precision, the line indicated in the map attached to this Agreement. taking due account of the existing local rights of the villages bordering the border. The Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office (AGCHO) presents the line on its maps as a de facto boundary, including the designation of the Durand Line 2310 km (1893) as the “international boundary” on its homepage.
 However, a map in an article by the “Secretary General of the Government of Balochistan in Exile” extends the border from Afghanistan to the Indus.  Not only does the Pashtun-dominated government of Afghanistan refuse to recognize the Durand Line as an international border between the two countries, but it also claims that Pakistan`s Pashtun territories rightly belong to Afghanistan.  The Durand Line agreement does not mention a time limit, which indicates that the contract has no expiry date. In 2004 became the mouthpieces of the United States…