PAKISTAN TO START BUILDING FENCES ALONG AFGHAN BORDER

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Pakistani military will soon start building fences, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, in the country’s south-west Balochistan province, officials said.

A meeting was held between the officials of paramilitary troops frontier corps (FC), and tribal elders in Chaman area of Balochistan, along the border, FC officials said, Wednesday.

The meeting was organised by FC officials, the district administration and tribal elders, to discuss the matter of fencing, at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman.

The officials said that, fences have already been built along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, in the country’s north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and soon this project will be started in Balochistan.

Border fencing will be in the mutual interests of both countries, the officials said, adding that, the business activities of the tribal people living near the border will not be affected, as the tribal people are economically dependent on the trade and business done via the border.

Pakistan earlier built fences at the country’s north-western border, mainly to control the penetration of Afghan militants into Pakistani territory, via porous border between the two countries.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK