Border fencing between Iran-Pakistan to be completed within a year

Work on fencing along Pakistan’s border with Iran is underway and will be completed within a year, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Monday.

Iran PressAsia: The 959-km Pakistan-Iran border begins at the Koh-i-Malik Salih mountain and ends at Gwadar Bay in the Gulf of Oman. It includes a diverse landscape of mountain ridges, seasonal streams, and rivers, and is notorious for human trafficking and smuggling, as well as cross-border militancy. 

In February last year, then-Pakistani Army spokesperson Gen. Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan and Iran were considering fencing the common border so that no third party could sabotage relations between the two countries. 


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