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Pakistan seeks Kabul’s cooperation on safe border management

ISLAMABAD: According to the press information department, Islamabad once again demanded Afghanistan to cooperate with it for safe border management.
Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakria, during an interview, said: “Terrorists are the common enemy and both the countries should adopt joint strategy to eliminate them.” He also said that some elements from Afghanistan are being operated by the anti-Pakistan and terrorists elements. Pakistan had provided their identities and also send proofs of their involvement in the terror activities in Pakistan.
Zakria said that both countries should work together to secure the 2600 kilometer long border. Pakistan has been playing its part for a secure border and also seeking the full cooperation from Afghan government.
He urged that Afghan government should take solid steps and should prohibit terrorists to use its soil against anti-Pakistan activities. He declared that fencing of the border, by Pakistan, was started for the protection of its citizens and armed forces. The decision to fence the whole border was made after numerous attacks on armed forces from the Afghan soil.
The spokesperson added that Pakistan would permit Afghans to enter Pakistan only when they would have a valid document to cross the border.
Earlier, Pakistan had introduced a new system that would be operational at Torkham on Wednesday. According to this system Pakistan would not allow the entrance of any Afghan into its state without a valid passport.
The new system may ignite tensions between both the states, as Kabul had already objected against strict border controls.