Pakistan open to joint Afghan border patrols: Abbasi

Pakistan open to joint Afghan border patrols: Abbasi

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that his country was willing to set up joint patrols with Afghanistan to combat militants along their porous border, Dawn reported on Wednesday.
His remarks came weeks after President Donald Trump called on Pakistan to “do more” to eliminate militant sanctuaries.
“We are open for joint patrolling, we are open for joint posts” along the border with Afghanistan, Dawn quoted Abbasi said.
“We will put up a fence there; the Afghans are welcome to put up another fence on their side,” he said.
Abbasi pointed out US has not issued demands over Afghanistan.
The Pak prime minister denied Pakistan was harbouring militants, insisting it was “fighting agents of chaos”. “All the criminal elements we are fighting are based in Afghanistan,” Abbasi said.

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