Ayaz Gul VOA News February 25, 2019 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Pakistan has decided to allow hundreds of thousands of Afghans residing in the country as legal refugees to open accounts in local banks, enabling them to formally participate in the national economy. The country hosts more than 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees, making Pakistan one of
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD — China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better serve the daily movement of tens of thousands of people as well as trade convoys,
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 2, 2019 GHULAM KHAN, PAKISTAN-AFGHAN BORDER — Pakistan says a unilateral construction effort will have fenced off nearly half of its largely porous border with Afghanistan before the spring fighting season in the neighboring country. Military officials say the pace of the massive border security project has lately been accelerated to
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 3, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Immigration authorities in Pakistan have stopped issuance of visas at airports and border crossings to citizens of neighboring Afghanistan, citing security concerns. The abrupt cancellation of a longstanding “on arrival” visa facility for Afghan nationals comes amid an increase in terrorist attacks in Pakistan. Officials blamed fugitive
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.