Pakistan and India have agreed not to violate the cease-fire along the border and the Line of Control. They have also agreed to return the people within 48 hours who mistakenly cross the border.
The agreement was reached in the two day bi-annual talks between Pakistan and India Border Security Force that held in Lahore on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss matters related to border management.
The Pakistan delegation was led by Major General Umar Farooq Burki while the Indian contingent was headed by BSF Director General KK Sharma.
Representatives from the interior ministry, the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), Anti-Narcotics Force and the Survey of Pakistan also took part on the opening day of the discussions.
According to a spokesman of the Punjab Rangers, matters related to border management and improving the co-ordination between the two forces were discussed.
The two sides decided to share information regarding prevention of drug trafficking and agreed upon joint patrol of the border.
Though the DG-level talks between the two sides are a bi-annual affair, yet several times these meetings have not taken place due to strain in relations between the two neighbourly countries.
The last such meeting between the BSF and the Pakistan Rangers was held in New Delhi in September last year. -Business Recorder