60,000 Pakistani Troops Headed To The Durand Line With Afghanistan

To improve border security along the Durand Line with Afghanistan, Pakistan will add 60,000 troops to expand patrols on the heavily disputed border region to curb the flow of terrorists operating between both nations, as per Bloomberg citing military officials.

The military officials requested for anonymity informed Bloomberg that about forty percent of the troops needed to secure the border have already been recruited, which the total process could take up to two years. About 13 percent of the security fence along the 1,456 mile-long border has been erected, officials said.

The move will consolidate Pakistan’s border operations, which have been beefed-up in recent years after widespread insecurity wracked the country following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Domestic terror-related violence is now at its lowest in more than a decade. The army, which has 661,000 regular and paramilitary troops, have previously been more focused on the country’s eastern border with arch-rival neighbor India, with which it’s fought three wars against since British India’s partition in 1947. The two continue to contest the disputed region of Kashmir,” said Bloomberg.

Pakistan’s terrorist violence has dropped to lowest in more than a decade

In his very first tweet of 2018, President Trump threatened to cut off financial aid payments to Pakistan saying that its leaders have given the U.S. nothing but “lies & deceit” while providing “safe haven to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan.”

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” tweeted President Trump.

Since then, Pakistan has come under increasing pressure to take preventive measures to neutralize the Afghan Taliban and the affiliated Haqqani network that shift between both countries.

“I don’t think this will satisfy the U.S.,” Rashid Ahmed Khan, the head of international relations at the University of Central Punjab in Lahore, who spoke with Bloomberg. “It’s one of the most porous borders in the world — if one side continues to oppose it, then this can’t be that effective,” he said, referring to repeated Afghan objections.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have both accused the other of harboring and training terrorists. Relations between the two have been in a downward spiral in the last several years. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani warned Pakistan that it is pursuing an “undeclared war of aggression” and threatens military conflict over the security fence.

Pakistan officials told Bloomberg some fences in mountainous regions have made it more difficult for militants to cross between both countries.

Islamabad has often accused Afghan nationals and refugees of bombings and attacks in Pakistan. Officials said more than 2 million refugees live in Pakistan refugee camps, as these areas have become a significant breeding ground for terrorist.

According to the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) research group in October, the Durand Line has roughly 235 crossing points, some frequently used by militants and drug traffickers.

“It may not stop every terrorist, but it will deter them,” said Ikram Sehgal, a former military officer and chairman of Pathfinder Group, Pakistan’s largest private security company. “If you are serious about no encroachment, this is necessary.”

The AAN report also suggested that Taliban can operationally move with ease between the two countries in the often lawless border regions and are usually waved through by Pakistan forces.

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had expressed concerns about the alleged U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan for fencing the Durand Line.

The Office of the Former President in a statement said Hamid Karzai is deeply concerned over the matter and calls it a “violation of our rights and sovereignty.”

He said: “The US funding to Pakistan for fencing the Durand line is helping Pakistan’s policy of separating Afghans on both sides of the Durand Line.”

Incoming Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan recently made statements about the need for peace with Afghanistan and told Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, that he would travel to Kabul at an unspecified time.

“If there is peace in Afghanistan, there will be peace in Pakistan,” said Khanin in a televised victory speech from Islamabad last month.

With the war in Afghanistan mostly finished — it seems as Pakistan and Afghanistan are making strides towards peace. In doing so, Pakistan is erecting a massive fence with 60,000 troops to ensure a new era of peace.

If so, the one question we ask: The U.S. has spent almost two decades bombing the Middle East, could peaceful times bring a wave of new investments into the region via China’s One Belt and Road Initiative?

Comments

keep the basta… TBT or not TBT Fri, 08/10/2018 - 00:30 Permalink

Libya was a wonderful thriving country under Gaddafi who shared the oil profits with the people’s well being, education, housing etc and raised literacy from 5% to 95%. Syria was wonderful, Aleppo a beautiful city. Damascus the oldest inhabited city on the planet.

islamist misery comes after destruction by invasion or destruction of govt so more difficult govt is put in place by outside intervention or following that by rebellion. 

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lock-stick lisa.roy39 Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:00 Permalink

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•• Cryptopithicus Homme (bitcoin spammer - imaginary "friend")

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dozens and dozens and dozens of banned log-on's -- more than seven years!

 

....and all the while, the pathetic little SPAMMER sits in his leaky, moldy, smelly single wide in Western New York, surrounded by garbage and dirty clothes, trying to find his dick amidst rolls of fat, talking to his ACTION FIGURES and wondering where his life went.

 

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let freedom ring Free This Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:34 Permalink

You said you were leaving for good twice now that I know of once just last night once by majority rule. Thus proving that nothing you say has ant credibility whatsoever, all pure lies.  Totally and completely full of shit. Your use of the word communist as a simple pejorative has rendered it meaningless is any discussion you might have here. Zerohedge just isn't heavily trafficked by Socialists or communists you fraction brained retard. All fucking lies and Bullshit and everybody here knows it.

there is two lies for you fucktard!

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RationalLuddite let freedom ring Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:50 Permalink

fraction brained retard

😊😊😊 Me likie 

Nice variation too on my impressionistic diagnosis of FT as High Functioning Autist (genuinely based on empirical analysis of his many limbic impulsive posts,  not a slur).

 

But like MK Ultra - who at least has interesting conjecture pretending to be super spy insights - you gotta admire the mental energy that comes from such desperation not to feel completely insignificant. 

 

Where is MK anyway? Surely he has inside unevidenced too classified based juicy explanation based on 'experience you couldn't understand because you're just not at my level of intelligence i don't need to justify myself or be accountable to anyone attack rather than evidence Gish's Gallop of half trurhs and misinformation and straight paranoid delusional fantasy really really really wanna be something important hyper insecurity complex' limbic projectile lying vomit posts.

Triggered? Do i still have control of you ?

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RationalLuddite Free This Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:51 Permalink

I upvoted you for characterising my average posts as juvenile.  Most aren't but a few fun ones are so kudos ;) but somewhat of the pot calling the kettle black as you are a linguistically weaponised turd flinging Simian in half your posts. I use negative evaluations and ridicule directly inferred from and in response to your statements and behavior.  Big difference mi amigo.

P.s. you're somewhat undermining yourself by saying goodbye but keep returning. You're forgiving?  Or just fickle?

 

As i said in previous post - you aren't uneducated . But your mind is a splintered incoherent hubbub.  If you showed restraint like now more often and some self awareness you could both hold your own and perhaps shift people's positions more. Just my opinion based on observations. 

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Free This RationalLuddite Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:54 Permalink

Ah the bots fucked with me all day and the fuck-stick pissed me off posting that i am a bot. A guy can change his mind no?

I am leery of anyone posting to me anymore as a result.

I have backed way off for sure, I have been hounded here since day one by this hissy fit bots, and have to admit I let 'em get to me...I fell for their shit like a dumbass.

I do appreciate your candor sir

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Free This RationalLuddite Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:01 Permalink

oh, I get that, for sure. I am being called a bot, and every name in the book. I do post sane stuff too, but nothing changes, still get called names and the down arrows galore - not that that matters to me. Kind of frustrating is all.

I came in here kinda strong, I get that.

I am actually a level headed, reasonable guy in person.

I did live thru a civil war due to social democrats really bloody, left some scars on me too. thus my passion. Deep emotional and physical scars.

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lock-stick Anunnaki Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:03 Permalink

It's all ONE SICK, PATHETIC SPAMMER!!!

•• Anunnaki

•• lisa.roy39  ("I SUCK DICK ON THE INTERNET FOR LAND ROVERS!")

•• Free This (ABOVE, in all his 7th grade glory - JACKASS  as new icon!)

•• beemasters

•• MoreSun (whacked, OH SO WHACKED!!)

•• Monad  (AnonQ Live Action Figure)

•• Adolfsteinbergovitch ("I TORMENT THE WOMAN WHO SUCKS DICK!")

•• roea.rita ("I SUCK DICK ON THE INTERNET FOR LAND ROVERS!")

•• Cryptopithicus Homme (bitcoin spammer - imaginary "friend")

•• Leakanthrophy (PORN for Jesus!)

•• 07564111 ("I PRETEND I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THEM!")

•• Africoman

•• Sanctificado

•• PrivetHedge

•• Cheolli

•• bobcatz

dozens and dozens and dozens of banned log-on's -- more than seven years!

 

....and all the while, the pathetic little SPAMMER sits in his leaky, moldy, smelly single wide in Western New York, surrounded by garbage and dirty clothes, trying to find his dick amidst rolls of fat, talking to his ACTION FIGURES and wondering where his life went.

 

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One of these i… TeamDepends Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:43 Permalink

No he won't..

Kif is the dust that is made by sieving dried flowering tops which they do in Morroco, whereas both the Paki and Afghani hashish's are traditionally made by hand, pulling the resin from the still growing flowers.

Thanks to the fucking war on drugs, most of us will never see decent quality hash again, it's all this damn engineered weed, which just isn't as good'n'tasty if you ask some people..

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Koba the Dread One of these i… Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:35 Permalink

You do know your shit! I been packing about these places for almost sixty years and I share your sense of loss. Strains of bud that took a millennium to develop are gone, from the Rif Mountains to the Bekka Valley to Mazari Shariff to Chitral to Katmandu to Issan to Guerrero, it's all lost and all we have left are pussy buds developed by psychic dwarfs in British Columbia and Humboldt County.

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Hillbilly-Prince Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:33 Permalink

Here's a thought: Let's just nuke whoever we percieve to be our enemy. Just one time would really settle a lot if the world down. We could even make it appear to be an accident while letting the right people know it was intentional.