ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, The Pakistani Army, said on Saturday, it had built 233 forts along the border with Afghanistan, as part of its border fencing plan, to stop crossborder movement of militants.
Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, have long been saying that, militants in both countries, cross the border for violence, and Pakistan started the fencing project last year.
According to the army, the project will be completed by Dec, 2019.
Pakistani army spokesman, Major General Asif Ghafoor, said that, work on the forts and fences continued, on the 2,600kmlong PakistanAfghan border.
The spokesman said, on Twitter, that, work on 233 of 843 forts and 802 of 1,200 km prioritised areas, have been completed.
The project will "benefit peaceful people of Pakistan and Afghanistan, while restricting terrorists," he wrote on Twitter.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK