RAWALPINDI –  The Pakistan Army has initiated fencing along the Pak-Afghan border in the infiltration prone areas of Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber Agencies, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Agencies deemed to be prone to high number of infiltration attempts are being fenced in the first phase, while the remaining border areas, including Balochistan, will be fenced in the second phase.

The Army and the FC are also constructing new forts and border posts to improve surveillance and defensibility in the area, added the statement from the army’s media wing.

“A secure Pak-Afg border is in the common interest of both countries,” said the ISPR statement.

It added that a well-coordinated border security mechanism is “essential for enduring peace and stability”.