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Pak-Afghan border fencing has commenced: Army Chief

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that fencing on the Pak-Afghan border has commenced.

“The border areas of Bajaur and Mohmand agencies will be given first priority as they are high-threat zones,” the Dawn quoted an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement as saying.

The statement added that additional technical surveillance means are also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance.

The army chief said that efforts are being made to “evolve a bilateral border security mechanism with Afghan authorities”.

General Bajwa was on a visit of the border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai agencies.

He was also given a detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts. (ANI)