Fencing along Pak-Afghan border in Chaman to begin soon

A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil next to a newly fenced border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal agency on October 18, 2017. The Pakistan military vowed on October 18 a new border fence and hundreds of forts would help curb militancy, as it showcased efforts aimed at sealing the rugged border with Afghanistan long crossed at will by insurgents. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

ISLAMABAD: Army will soon starting building fences along the Pak-Afghan border area in Balochistan, officials said.

A meeting was held between the officials of Frontier Corps (FC) and tribal elders in Chaman, Balochistan along the border, the FC officials said Wednesday.

The meeting was organised by FC officials, the district administration and tribal elders to discuss the matter of fencing at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman.

The officials said that fences have already been built along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and soon this project will be started in Balochistan.

Border fencing will be in the mutual interests of both countries, the officials said, adding that the business activities of the tribal people living near the border will not be affected as the tribal people are economically dependent on the trade and business done via border.

Pakistan earlier built fences at the northwestern border mainly to control the penetration of Afghan militants into its territory via porous border between the two countries.