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Military not being given security of Pak-Afghan border, says Sec'y Defence

CHAMAN: The Secretary of Defence, Lt. Gen. (R) Asif Yasin Malik has said that the security of Pak-Afghan border is not being handed-over to the Pakistan Army, while the NATO forces have been permitted to carry away their vehicles stuck in Karachi through the air route, as a goodwill gesture – ARY News reports.

Talking to media men at Pak-Afghan border here on Tuesday, Asif Yasin Malik clarified that the NATO forces are not given the permission of using Pakistan's air space, it is only a goodwill gesture to allow them to take away the vehicles of Afghan security forces stuck in Karachi, through this route.

He further said that Pakistan is improving its ties with neighboring states as per the vision of the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.

The Secretary Defence told that modern crossing stations shall be set up on eastern and western borders, with the cooperation of Asian Development Bank, while Pakistan will also extend bilateral and transit trade with Afghanistan.

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