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).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 2, 2021 One of the main border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan has reopened after being closed for almost a month, allowing the passage of thousands of commuters and hundreds of trucks. The Chaman crossing is an important transit hub for trucks moving fruit and produce exports from the area
Afrasiab Khattak via Prothomalo: Pakistani focus on Pashtun Taliban is to weaken Pashtun nationalism on both sides of the Durand Line. That’s what motivates the predominantly Punjabi generals of Pakistan army in supporting Talibanization of Pashtuns. But the exclusion of other important ethnic groups will deepen the ethnic fault lines in Afghanistan leading to serious
1TV: The Taliban should promise that they will not accept the Durand Line as Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, if they love their country. Addressing a gathering in Khost province, Ghani said that the Taliban should also promise that they will not serve outsiders. Ghani said that he was not in favor of US troops staying
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 1,556 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 4,245 samples tested in the last 24 hours, a slight decrease in daily reported cases. The ministry also reported 55 deaths and 932 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period. The figures show that the deaths were