Pakistan is spending 483 Million to build chain-link fences, on 1500 mile border
Source: Euro News
Pakistan is spending around $483 million to build chain-link fences along its porous 1,500-mile border with Afghanistan. The project aims to curtail the flow of terrorists between the two countries. It follows a years-long Pakistani military push aimed at dismantling militant networks in its restive tribal North and South Waziristan regions.
“For the better security of our country and nation, we had to do this work,” Pakistani army official Brig. Nisar, who only uses one name, told journalists during a government-organized visit to the border earlier this month. The barrier has angered the Afghan government, which disputes the location of the boundary and says the fence will tear communities apart.
Construction began last year on two fences which snake parallel to each other through the remote, mountainous landscape. Standing 13 feet high on the Afghan side and 11 feet on the Pakistani side, sharp spirals of silver barbed wire are cradled at the top of each.