No int’l law bars Pak to construct gates at Afghan border: Fatemi

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi says Pakistan is determined to construct gates at all major exit and crossing points along the border with Afghanistan to check illegal cross-border movement.          

In an interview with PTV, he said effective border management with Afghanistan is essential to achieve the positive results of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

He said Pakistan would construct gates with all required facilities on major seven entry and crossing points along the border with Afghanistan inside Pakistani territory.

Tariq Fatemi said no international law bars Pakistan from such construction as most of the countries in the world including US and Canada despite enjoying close and friendly relations have the border control systems.

To a question, he said there is no need of any third-party intervention as Pakistan and Afghanistan being the neighbours and close friends are in contact and could resolve their issues bilaterally.

He said Pakistan is hosting over three million Afghan refugees for the last over 35 years but now it has been decided that they will have to go to their home country. –Radio Pakistan