Pakistan to complete fencing border with Afghanistan undeterred: ISPR

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24 Jun, 2018 7:02 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor says Pakistan will complete fencing along the Pak-Afghan border undeterred.

According to the ISPR, Afghanistan’s cooperation is required in mutual interest to safeguard the border. The ISPR director general said that another son of soil sacrificed his life while making Pak-Afghan border safe and inaccessible for terrorists.

He said a soldier was martyred and another injured when terrorists attacked troops busy in fencing along Pak-Afghan Border in North Waziristan. Sepoy Niaz Ali embraced shahdat while a Junior Commissioned officer was injured.

Asif Ghafoor said a total of 2,611 kilometers of Pak-Afghan border will be fenced, which include 1,43 kilometers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1,268 kilometers in Balochistan.

The ISPR Chief said fencing of 225 kilometers has been completed, while another patch of 397 kilometers will be completed this year. He said 443 forts and border check posts are being constructed along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said that 156 forts and check posts have been completed, while 30 others are under construction. He said 257 forts and check posts will be completed till next year.

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