Pakistani army destroys Taliban’s radio tower

Pakistan Army, on Friday destroyed, a radio tower near the Pak-Afghan border that was being used to transmit anti-state propaganda.

“The Umar FM Radio Tower was destroyed along the Pak-Afghan border by security forces,” sources said. They added that the move would stop the transmission of “hostile, anti-state propaganda”.

Earlier, in December 2016, Pakistan has successfully fenced 150 kilometers of high-threat areas along the volatile border within six months. This move will not only help regulate the cross-border movement of people but will also help stop infiltration of terrorists across the porous frontier shared by both the countries.

Similarly, in the wake of Trump’s anti-Pakistan tweet earlier in the month, Pakistan told the visiting US Defence Secretary General, James Mattis, that it would only guarantee no attacks from its soil if the US special forces erect a fence along Pakistan-Afghan borders and repatriates all the Afghan migrants.

In addition to this, the US was also told that Pakistan was erecting the fence on its own side of the border.