Terrorist incidents cannot affect fencing of PakAfghan border: Langove

Home Minister Balochistan, Zia ullah Langove chairs a high-level meeting on Wednesday

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Terrorist incidents cannot affect fencing of PakAfghan border: Langove

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Home Minister Balochistan, Mir Ziaullah Langove on Wednesday said terrorist incidents cannot affect the fencing of the Pak-Afghan border. The Minister chaired a high-level meeting regarding settlement issues relating to the porous border.

The meeting also reviewed the pace of work on the fencing of the Pak-Afghan border in the aftermath of a terrorist incident at Zhob that claimed four precious lives of four Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Arshad Majeed, Brigadier from the Southern Command, Commissioner Quetta Division, Asfandyar Khan, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Muhammad Azhar Akram, Deputy Commissioner Killa Abdullah, Tariq Javed Mengal, and other security officials participated in the meeting.

Minister directs officials to address grievances of tribal elders 

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister directed the concerned quarters to address the issues of people living in divided villages and address the issues of settlement. The meeting also reviewed the provision of solar tube wells to residents of the divided villages to solve their power supply issues.

Mr. Langove stated that the fencing of the border would help improve bilateral trade with Afghanistan and improve people-to-people contact. He however vowed that the terrorists involved in the martyrdom of FC soldiers would be brought to justice.

“Such coward acts cannot affect the fencing of the border”, Home Minister Balochistan mentioned.

Tribal elders from the bordering villages also participated in the meeting.

213km fencing of the border completed so far

213km fencing of the border completed so far and remaining 27km would be fenced off, the officials informed the meeting. The meeting thoroughly reviewed issues relating to the border.

The meeting decided to address the grievances of tribesmen living on both sides of the border in the aftermath of the fencing. The meeting directed the district administration and board of revenue to file reports regarding the settlement issues at the border.

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