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Pakistani Military officials have said: As per its obligation to stop illegal movements, Pakistan will absolute fencing of spongy border with Afghanistan incorporated with technical surveillance means, border forts and posts by end of next year.

“So far 160 kilometers of Afghan-Pak border in segments of North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber tribal agencies has been fenced,” a senior Pakistan Army officer told a media team from Islamabad during a visit to North Waziristan.

The officer said that on its part Pakistan has been fencing the border as per plan and the border management could be more effective if same steps are also reciprocated by Afghan side. “Presently, there are 1,126 Pakistani posts, whereas Afghan side has established only 145 posts reflecting ratio of seven to one posts,” he added.

There would be 750 border forts with inter fort distance of 1.5 to 3 kilometers planned along Pak-Afghan border to cover frequented and unfrequented routes. Presently, 140 forts have been completed and 15 are under construction, while the remaining are in the pipeline.

Meanwhile afghan government has already react on this issue and they have told that fencing along Durand line is the worst act made by Pakistani officials, currently border management is one of the issues that afghan and pak officials are discussing in their recent meetings.

 

Shershah Nawabi

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