Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pakistan - Zardari says border management with Afghanistan critical for peace

Former President Asif Ali Zardari has said that border management with Afghanistan with mutual consultation is critical for addressing issues in militancy and terrorism and for
peace in the region.

Proper securing of borders with mutual consultation will put an end to allegations of cross border incursions of militants that has vitiated the relations between the brotherly neighbors Pakistan and
Afghanistan, he said.

The former President said this while commenting on reports today that fencing of border with Afghanistan along the border areas in Bajaur and Momand has started.

He said it was unfortunate that the relations between the two countries had plunged low in recent times and called for concerted and sincere efforts by both countries to overcome mistrust and suspicions.

“Border management with mutual consultation has long been delayed” the former President said adding that decision on it should no longer be delayed.

A decision delayed is not a problem avoided, it is crisis invited, the former President said.

Asif Ali Zardari expressed the hope that the move to begin border fencing will be welcomed by all those wanting an end to militancy and to the counter- productive allegations of cross border incursions.

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