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Army vows to secure ‘every inch’ of Pak-Afghan border by 2018

ANGOOR ADDA: Pakistan's military took the rare step of flying international media to the border with Afghanistan Wednesday to showcase its efforts to harden the porous, militancy-wracked frontier: a chain-link fence shrouded in barbed wire. The roughly 10-foot tall fence — which Pakistan announced it had begun building in March — stretches through parts of the rugged tribal districts of North and South Waziristan along the Afghan border. Over recent decades militants from the Afghan Taliban, al-Qaeda, and other groups…

Pakistan can’t owe responsibility of peace in Afghanistan: Khawaja Asif

NEW YORK: Laying emphasis on effective border management, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said that such border management with Afghanistan is imperative to curb infiltration of terrorists. Speaking at the Asia Society seminar in New York, Pakistan's foreign minister said that the country cannot owe responsibility for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Asif said that United States cannot succeed in Afghanistan by waging war since US troops are fighting the insurgents for last 16 years. “Afghan conflict can…

Iran and Pakistan to restore border Hotline

ISLAMABAD: To ensure better border management, Pakistan and Iran agreed to restore the hotline contact between Pakistan and Iran and constitute operational committees as part of efforts to alleviate reservations, officials apprised media after the visiting Iranian foreign minister held wide-ranging talks with Pakistan’s civil and military authorities. Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Javed Zarif separately called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General…

Afghan military delegation visits Quetta

RAWALPINDI: A delegation of Afghan National Army visited headquarters of southern command in Quetta to discuss border security and the matters of mutual interest, a statement of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.