Pakistan begins building fence along Afghan border


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it has begun building a fence along the Afghan border in territories where it says activists have propelled cross-border assaults on security posts in recent weeks.

Building a fence along the debated border could additionally elevate pressures between the two countries, which have since a long time ago blamed each other for turning a visually impaired eye to Islamic militants working along the permeable wilderness.

Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of Pakistan’s military, reported the development of fencing in “high danger zones” Saturday amid a visit to tribal locales along the border, saying it was in light of a legitimate concern for both countries.

The two nations share a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) border known as the Durand Line, which was drawn amid frontier times and is not perceived by the Afghan government.