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Pakistan to start fencing border with Iran next week

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, March 19, IRNA -- Pakistan is going to start fencing border with Iran next week, a senior Pakistani Army Commander says.

Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa Commander of the Southern Command recently made the remarks during an international seminar in south western Pakistani city of Quetta.

"Control and management of borders is very essential," said General Bajwa.

He went on to say that such step will also help government of Balochistan to control smuggling.

Pakistan is already putting fence on border with Afghanistan, the Pakistani army commander said, adding that so far about 370 kilometers of the fencing project has been completed.

Iran and Pakistan share 950 km of the border linking Pakistan's Balochistan Province to Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Earlier spokesperson of the Pakistan Army, Major General Asif Ghafoor had told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that Pakistan and Iran were considering fencing the common border to stop terrorists from carrying out their activities in border regions.

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