ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior has facilitated deployment of ground surveillance radars at important locations of Pak-Afghan border to detect human movement and check reported infiltration of terrorists into Pakistan.
As part of measures to check and control movement of terrorists and undesired persons into Pakistani territory, official sources on Tuesday said construction of 453 kms of obstacles (AntiSmuggling Ditch) has been developed to check human and vehicle movement.
The sources said management and control of Pak-Afghan border was joint responsibility of all Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and in pursuance of objective to control borders on Pakistan side, Frontier Corps, KPK and Balochistan have also taken some steps which included conducting of frequent combat patrolling along Pak-Afghan border, intelligence based operations against suspected miscreants and installation of search lights at important crossing sites.
The other major steps included deployment of communication posts on important communication links/roads to check illegal immigrants/miscreants, laying of ambushes on unfrequented routes, search of abandoned/suspicious places/houses and strict checking of personals/vehicles at crossing points.
With regard to role of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the sources said FIA laws are being extended to Torkham while Asian Development Bank (ADB) assisted project -Integrated Transit Trade Management System (ITTMS) is under process for establishment of Land Port at Torkham and Chaman.
Moreover, the sources said MoU on Managing Movement of People on International Border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was also under process.
The sources hoped that the above mentioned measures shall further strengthen border control and help check infiltration of illegal immigrants and terrorists.