Fencing on Pak-Afghan border started, says COAS Gen Bajwa

06:29 PM | 25 Mar, 2017
Fencing on Pak-Afghan border started, says COAS Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that fencing on Pak-Afghan border has been started and Bajaur and Mohmand agencies being high threat zones were the first priority in this regard.

He stated this while talking to troops at Suran and Kalaya during his visit to Pak-Afghan border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai Agency.

He added that Pakistan Army shall employ all resources required for defence of the motherland and security of the peace-loving Pakistani tribes.

The Army chief said that he was proud of the great sacrifices rendered by the security forces and people of Pakistan in their effort to purge the country from "fasaadis".

He said that a better managed, secured and peaceful border was in the mutual interest of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which have rendered phenomenal sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

He said that additional technical surveillance means were also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance.

The Army Chief said that mainstreaming of FATA was in the best national interest and development works were also being implemented expeditiously to bring enduring peace and stability in the area.

Earlier, he was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt.