Pakistan determines for effective border management with Afghanistan: Asif


ISLAMABAD: Defense Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said that Pakistan is determined for effective border management with Afghanistan for peace and security in the region.


Making a policy statement in the Senate today on the recent tension in Pak-Afghan relations, he said the government has been in talks with the Afghan government over one year to ensure better management of the border in order to stop infiltration of militants from both sides.

He said this is in the interest of both the countries. Referring to the recent tension caused by clashes at Torkham border, the Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment for brotherly relations with the neighbouring country.

He said both the countries share common history, culture and religion and their destinies are interlinked.

He said we have no animosity with Afghanistan; rather interests of both the countries are interconnected.