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There are four respects in which this second edition differs from the first. The first edition contained many misprints which formed the subject of complaints from many readers as well as reviewers.
However, no legislative body in Afghanistan has pakistan the heart of asia ratified the document and the border issue is an ongoing contention between the two countries. The Durand Line, which runs though areas inhabited by the Pashtuns, was never accepted by either the Afghan government — which signed it under duress — or the Pashtuns that sought to create their own homeland called Pashtunistan.
The area was recovered after a long fight where many were killed by the British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer.
Besides, Afghanistan's loya jirga or political meetings of had declared the Durand Line invalid as they saw it as ex parte on their side, since British India had ceased to exist in It proclaimed that the Afghan government did not recognise the Durand Line as a legal boundary between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
This being the situation, every government pakistan the heart of asia Islamabad, military and non-military, has desperately tried to reach a bilateral agreement with successive regimes in Kabul to convert the Durand Line into an international border, but without success.
Even when the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Pakistan, which aided and abetted pakistan the heart of asia Taliban during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and was one of the few countries to have recognised the Taliban government in Kabul and allowed it to have an embassy in Islamabad, expected, in vain, a favourable response.
This explains why Pakistan will always want a dependent government in Kabul, which is more likely to ensure the de facto preservation of the lapsed and abrogated Durand Line even if it cannot be converted into an international border.
Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. Truman, Vice President Barkley, Gen.