May 08 , 2017


Pak-Afghan border vital to control terrorism: Zakaria


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria has said that Pak-Afghan border was internationally recognized border and its management was vital to control terrorism.

Talking to media, he said “Terrorism was a common threat to both the countries and peace could not be maintained without securing the border between them.”

He said “Pakistan on its part had been taking measures for border management but Afghanistan had taken no step in that regard.”

“Pakistan being a peace loving country has a policy to maintain good relations with all its neighbouring countries,” he added.

The spokesman said, “Some foreign elements were creating hurdles in the peace process between Pakistan and Afghanistan.” He stressed the need for resolving issues through dialogue between two countries.

He said, “Pakistan and Afghanistan were fighting against terrorism and there was need of further united efforts to combat the menace.” To a question about Afghan attack on Pakistani bordering areas, he said “The Afghan government had been informed through diplomatic channels that national census was being conducted in Pakistan and the teams would be visiting the border areas for the purpose.”

He said “Pakistan was a sovereign country and had the right to take measures for protecting its national security.”



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