Pak­istan’s bor­der fence

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan’s army said that the whole bor­der with Afghanistan will be fenced to curb the cross-bor­der move­ment of mil­i­tants.

Pak­istan and Afghanistan, which have a nearly 2 600km com­mon bor­der, rou­tinely blame each other for fail­ure to stop the move­ment of mil­i­tants for at­tacks.

The mil­i­tary said on Tues­day that phased fenc­ing of the en­tire bor­der has com­menced in Ba­jaur, Mohmand and Khy­ber tribal agen­cies. Armed groups have been ac­tive in the tribal re­gions for years but now the se­cu­rity forces have cleared al­most all ar­eas of the mil­i­tants.

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