1TV: Afghan and Pakistani forces have started battling each other over building of fence along the Durand Line at Kandahar province, the provincial police chief said Sunday. General Abdul Raziq said that the fighting between Afghan border police and Pakistani forces started in Sro Sahano area in Shorabak district. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan will have unilaterally fenced “sensitive areas” along the country’s largely porous border with Afghanistan by the end of the year, discouraging terrorist infiltration in either direction, officials told VOA on Friday. The massive army-led construction effort to fence the entire 2,611-kilometer western frontier and build new
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 24, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military says Afghanistan-based “terrorists” on Sunday ambushed one of its border fencing teams and killed a soldier. The fatal cross-border raid in the treacherous North Waziristan region also injured a junior officer, said army spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor. “Another son of soil sacrificed his life while
Khaama Press: Referring to border fencing, the Army Chief said that this is an obstacle for checking terrorism and not between people of both sides. Pakistan started work on fencing the line in June last year, covering the areas which the Pakistani authorities are the most prone in terms of the movement of the militants. Major
Tolo News: A number of members of the Wolesi Jirga (the Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday said people living across the Durand Line are coming in to Afghanistan and applying for ID cards in order to vote in the upcoming elections. MPs said issuing ID cards to these people is illegal and extremely dangerous for the
Press TV June 6, 2018 Authorities in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region have expanded a 24-hour curfew to avert further clashes between tribesmen and militants. An unnamed senior government official in the city of Peshawar said on Wednesday that the curfew had been “tightened and extended” to the entire South Waziristan region along the Afghan border.
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 3, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says at least six militants were killed and five soldiers wounded in shootouts along the troubled border with Afghanistan. A military statement noted that in the past 24 hours “terrorists” from the Afghan side have staged repeated “fire raids and physical attacks” on Pakistani outposts and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 31, 2018 Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has signed legislation that merges the country’s tribal regions with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and therefore grants some 5 million people in the regions the same rights as other Pakistanis. Hussain signed the law in Islamabad on May 31. The bill had previously been
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 28, 2018 Amid heightened tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior military and intelligence officials from the two neighbors have agreed to enhance joint efforts to fight against terrorism, the Pakistani military says. A Pakistani Army statement early on May 28 said the two sides reached the understanding at talks the previous day
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 1, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has formally reopened a major trade route with landlocked Afghanistan after nearly four years. Authorities had closed the remote Ghulam Khan border crossing in North Waziristan in 2014 after launching a major army-led counter-militancy offensive in the tribal district, once condemned as the “epicenter” of international