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Pakistan installs satellite monitoring system on Afghan border: official

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, June 17, IRNA
Pakistan has installed satellite monitoring system on its border with Afghanistan, in Islamabad, the chief of the country's interior ministry said Tuesday.

Rehman Malik told the National Assembly that the system will not only check illegal cross-border movement but will also get information of border and space violation by the NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The system has been installed two days after Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened to send troops to Pakistan to hunt militants in the tribal regions.

Karzai's statement prompted angry reaction in Pakistan and Afghan envoy was also summoned to the Foreign Office to lodge a formal protest.

Afghan and NATO authorities say that militants are crossing into Afghanistan from Pakistan's tribal regions for attacks.

Leader of Pakistani Taliban movement Baitullah Mehsood said last month that his fighters will continue 'jihad' against foreign troops in Afghanistan.

Pakistani interior advisor denied recent reports about a U.S air strike in South Waziristan and said there was no such incident.

Media reported that a U.S drone fired three missiles on South Waziristan on June 14 and killed one person.

Malik said regretted for misreporting by media of a baseless information regarding attack on Pakistani soil and urged the Assembly Speaker to refer the matter to the committee concerned of the House to investigate misreporting by media.

He said it is a matter of satisfaction that after assuming power by the present government only one bomb blast has been reported in the country however some incidents of sectarian violence have been reported and the government would deal accordingly to overcome these incidents also.

He said six suicide bombers were arrested while huge quantity of explosive was also recovered that ensured a peaceful long march of lawyers and opposition political activists.

He said Islamabad police has been put on high alert with an objective to ensure peace while the provincial governments have also been directed to take strict measures for ensuring law and order.


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