Pakistan, Afghanistan to adopt joint border control mechanism

June 9th, 2008 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, June 8 (Xinhua) Pakistan and Afghanistan Sunday agreed on a joint border control mechanism and regular exchange of information, a senior Pakistani official said. Pakistan’s Interior Secretary Rahman Malik discussed border security with the Afghan authorities in a brief visit to Kabul.

Malik told reporters that the Pakistani additional secretary and Afghanistan’s deputy minister would exchange information on a daily basis. He urged the Afghan officials to take strict security measures to ensure peace in the region.

He informed the Afghan government that Pakistan had not signed any deal with Taliban and it was not holding talks with terrorists. “We are only talking to the tribal elders who have a role to play for peace,” Malik said.

“The government will not hold dialogue with law breakers but will talk to the peace-loving people,” he said. The Afghan government has expressed concern at Pakistan’s talks with the militants, saying it would increase attacks in Afghanistan.

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