ISLAMABAD'S CONCERN ABOUT SOVIET INTENTIONS IS GROWING BECAUSE O

Created: 1/1/1984

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PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN-

USSR:

incidents Increaee

Islamabad's concern about Sov/et intentions Is growing because of the recent tharp /ncrsase In cross-DorterSi

Accordingpress reports, more than

SO PaKlsianls*fl"na Alchan refugees have boen h: .adttacks

Farachlnar since

PJM] rr.al* insurgent supply oaso is located in Pannanjn lie

Moscow is trying to

arcs Pakistan to abandon its support tor ihe resistance and to recognize ine Babrakabul. The Imrneellale obiectlve would be to influence ine Indtreci UN-sponsored talks that resume today in Geneva 1^

Islamabad has asked ine US. other NATO countries. China, and tstamlc countries to reaffirm their support for Pakistan twougti diplomatic channels and statements denouncing the attacks. Islamabad is also consldodng taking the Issue cl border violations to Ine UN Security Council

Comment: The current cross-border atiacke are by far the most concentrated in time end area since fighting began in Afghanistan. They seem to be part ot Soviet efforts lo block insurgent supplies, and they also serve to reinforce the Soviet warning to IslarnabacMasl month against continued Pakistan) support tor the Insurgents.^

ground lighting andtgnan side ol the border In tins

strikes are unlikely to be deterred by foreign criticism. At the sane lime, Islamabadunlikely to reduce Its support for the insurgent^ barring greatly Increased Soviet military pressures^B

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