Pakistan Army keeping a close eye on eastern border

DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Bajwa spoke to reporters in Peshawar

The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said it was closely watching the Indian border and was "fully prepared to respond" to any kind of situation, in the wake of rising tensions with India after the Uri terror attack. He said Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif questioned the terrorists networks in Afghanistan during his recent visit to Germany. "We have always talked responsibly and never pointed finger at others until we found concrete evidence", he said.

Work has been completed on 20 posts set up for border management, he added.

Briefing the media about border management, ISPR spokesperson said Pakistani security forces have cleared Rajgal mountains of militants, he said and added that we are in complete control of the Pak-Afghan border area.

Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said Tuesday the army had broken the militant network responsible for the September 2 attacks.

Pakistan Army keeping a close eye on eastern border
Pakistan Army keeping a close eye on eastern border

Bajwa said, unchecked cross-border movements between Pakistan and Afghanistan would be halted with new posts, and added confidently that there were no more entry points from the war-hit region into Pakistan.

He said 1,470 intelligence-based operations had been conducted in Peshawar and FATA which has significantly improved overall security situation in the restive region. "As of now, we are keeping a close eye on things and we are fully prepared", Bajwa said.

He said seven facilitators of suicide attacks on Christian Colony Peshawar and District Courts Mardan have been arrested. "Border management will only be effective if Afghanistan also plays a responsible role", he said. The three terrorists facilitators involved in Mardan Court suicide bombing were also nabbed. Bajwa does not disclose the identity of the detained men, but a breakaway Taliban faction has said it carried out the attacks.

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