Pakistan begins Fencing its Border with Afghanistan, says COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan has finally commenced fencing its border with Afghanistan. According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the border areas in Bajaur and Mohmand agencies are highly vulnerable and considered as threat zones. Additional Technical Surveillance Means are also being deployed along the border besides regular Air Surveillance to ensure security.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Mohmand and Orakzai Agencies on Saturday and said that Pakistan Army will ensure all resources required for Pakistan’s defence and safety and for security of peace loving Pakistani tribes as well. COAS said that efforts are being processed make an effective bilateral border security mechanism with Afghan authorities.

Chief of Army Staff said that a better managed, secure and peaceful border is in mutual interest of both brotherly countries who have given phenomenal sacrifices in war against terrorism. He said that mainstreaming FATA is also in the best national interest, while development works are also being implemented to bring peace and stability in the area.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also given a detailed briefing about Border Security Arrangements, Cross Border Terrorist Threats and recent Terrorist Attacks from Afghan Soil on the Pakistani Posts. COAS also met with the troops at Suran and Kalaya, praised their efforts, high morale, operational preparedness and quick response to recent attacks at the border.

COAS lauded the successful Intelligence-Based Operations leading to the killing of five terrorists. He paid rich tributes to Major Mudassar and two other soldiers who got martyrdom and sacrificed their lives during the operation. General Bajwa said that he is proud of the great sacrifices made by security forces and people of Pakistan. Earlier on his arrival, General Bajwa was received by Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt.

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