Islamabad: The border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan is not taking the name of stopping. Pakistan's army has once again made it clear that the fencing of the Pakistan-Afghan border will be completed as planned as the blood of Pakistani martyrs is involved in this important initiative. The Pakistani army has said that the threat of cross-border terrorism has increased after the departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan and in such a situation, it is necessary to complete the fencing work on the Durand line.
According to media reports, Chief Military Spokesperson (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar, during a press conference held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, said, "The purpose of fencing is not to divide the people, but to protect them. This work is being done to ensure peace at the border... Work on this will continue and the fence will remain here." The remarks by the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) came after Taliban fighters removed parts of the fence on the Pakistan-Afghan border.
Some time ago, videos were going viral on social media in which Taliban fighters were seen uprooting a fence erected by Pakistan. Afghan defence ministry spokesman and some other Taliban officials had said the fence being erected by Pakistan was illegal as it separated tribes on both sides.