Sunday , April 5 2020

Work on 900km Pak-Afghan border fence completed: army

Ghulam khan: The Pakistani Army informed that work on a 900-kilometre-long fence along the Pak-Afghan border has been finished.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, while talking to journalists and media men at a border village in North Waziristan tribal district, said that work on about 1,200 km borderline fence has been completed.

Although the total border with the war-torn country is 2600 Km, decided in the last year.

DG ISPR informed that the cost of the project is about Rs70 billion, which majorly includes the cost of gadgets and sensitive surveillance device to keep strict vigilance on the movement across the border.

It was told that fence has greatly help in monitoring the movement of terrorists across the border and the conditions will further improve when the rest of the fence will be built up of the project in the next year.

ISPR chief further informed that about 1,200km of the total 2,600km border with Afghanistan was in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the remaining in Baluchistan.

11 Corps Commander Lt Gen Shaheen and his squad also arranged a media briefing at Corps Headquarters, Peshawar. It was told during the press conference that as the war ended in the area,  troops went into the process of consolidation steps are taken on immediate basis to resettle about 4,000 families, who had gone to Afghanistan about four decades ago.

 

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