Pakistan paying the price for security vacuum on Afghan side of border: ISPR

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Pakistan paying the price for security vacuum on Afghan side of border: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted on Monday that Pakistan was paying the price for a security vacuum on the Afghan side of the border.

In a series of tweets, Major General Ghafoor spoke of a Pakistan Army captain and a soldier being martyred when fired upon by terrorists from across the border in Afghanistan.

The DG ISPR asserted that Pakistan had done its part by clearing all areas, fencing, new posts, enhanced presence along the border and establishing crossing points.

According to the military spokesman, more effort was required from all stakeholders from the Afghan side. “Lives of forces and citizens equally precious on both sides.”

Major General Ghafoor added that there is a need to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan and for effective border security.