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22nd July 2018

Durand Line fencing not an obstacle between people of both sides, Bajwa tells Ghani


Durand Line fencing not an obstacle between people of both sides, Bajwa tells Ghani

The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the fencing along the Durand Line will not create obstacles between the people of the two sides.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, General Bajwa made the remarks while meeting President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Kabul on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by the Pakistani military, during his visit to Kabul, Gen. Bajwa had exclusive one on one meeting with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani followed by delegations level discussions.

Referring to border fencing, the Army Chief said that this is an obstacle for checking terrorism and not between people of both sides.

Pakistan started work on fencing the line in June last year, covering the areas which the Pakistani authorities are the most prone in terms of the movement of the militants.

Major General Nauman Zakaria, the commander for the South Waziristan tribal region had told reporters that no “terrorist” will be able to use Afghan or Pakistani soil to launch cross-border attacks after the fencing is completed.

“(The fence) is a paradigm change. It is an epoch shift in the border control management,” he said, adding that “There will not be an inch of international border (in South Waziristan) which shall not remain under our observation.”

Source: Khama

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