Tolo News: A high-level delegation of Pakistan, led by the country’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, is due to visit Afghanistan on Tuesday, Pakistani media reported. The visit comes amid rising tension between Kabul and Islamabad over the fencing of the Durand Line. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: “If the Islamic Emirate agrees to fencing, indeed it means the recognition of the line (Durand Line,” said Sayed Javad Husseini, leader of Hezb-e-Tawsa Wa Adalat. The Durand Line has been a controversial issue between the two neighboring countries for a long time. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s ambassador to Islamabad called the Durand Line a national issue, saying that the decision over its fate should be referred to the nation. Sardar Ahmad Khan Shikib, the newly appointed ambassador of the Islamic Emirate to Pakistan, also called on Islamabad to be the first nation to recognize the ruling Afghan government.
8am: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser, Moeed Yusuf is scheduled to visit Kabul as tensions along Durand Line intensify. The decision was made during a meeting of the Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Center chaired by Asad Qaisar, National Assembly Speaker of Pakistan on Thursday, the statement said. Click here to read more (external link).
Aamaj: Ms Gohar asks “how could they (Taliban) pull down the much touted fence without their master’s nod? No media outrage?” She believes that it is an orchestrated move to build national credentials for Taliban. Click here to read more (external link). Related Pakistan completes 94% of border fence, despite ‘isolated’ incidents
Tolo News: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday acknowledged there were “some complications” pertaining to the fencing of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border but said that the matter was being discussed with the Islamic Emirate government. “We are not silent. We have fenced the border (with Afghanistan), and it will continue,” Qureshi said in response
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 3, 2021 Pakistan said Monday it was engaging with Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers through diplomatic channels to resolve “some confusions” stemming from the installation of a security fence on the porous border separating the two countries. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a news conference in Islamabad that his country was
Tolo News: A video on social media appears to show Islamic Emirate forces destroying fencing built by the Pakistani military along the Durand Line. The force members on the video warn the Pakistani military to stop building fences or they will face dangerous consequences. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: During his trip to Nangarhar, Fasihuddin emphasized the strengthening and readiness of military forces on the border, especially with Pakistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related Pakistan Warned Against Firing On Afghan Soil
Reuters: Pakistan has fenced most of the 2,600 km (1,615 mile) border despite protestations from Kabul, which has always contested the British-era boundary demarcation that splits families and tribes on either side. Click here to read more (external link).