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Security checkpoint at Torkham border would definitely be constructed: Sartaj Aziz

20 June, 2016

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ISLAMABAD: Sartaj Aziz, adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, said on Sunday the security checkpoint on the Pakistani side of the Torkham border would definitely be constructed.

In an interview to BBC Urdu, Aziz said that Pakistan would strongly retaliate against any attack from Afghanistan. “Issues like extremism and smuggling cannot be controlled without setting up a border management system,” he said.

The adviser clarified that Pakistan had informed the Afghan authorities that nobody would be allowed to cross the border without valid documents from June 1. “Movement across the border from both sides should be allowed only with valid documents,” he said. Aziz said that Pakistan had not breached any agreement by constructing a security checkpoint at the Torkham border. He said the checkpoint was being constructed on the Pakistani territory and it was away from the border. Therefore, he said, nobody could object to it.

The Pakistan-Afghanistan border reopened on Saturday after six days of closure caused by cross-border firing and ensuring curfew amid construction of a security checkpoint by Pakistan on its side of the border.

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