Pak-Afghan border management vital to control terrorism: FO spokesman

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ISLAMABAD, May 7 (APP): Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria Sunday said Pak-Afghan border was internationally recognized border and its management was vital to control terrorism.
Talking to PTV, he said terrorism was a common threat to both the countries and peace could not be maintained without securing the border betwenn them.
He said Pakistan, on its part, had been taking measures for border management, but Afghanistan had taken no step in that regard.
Pakistan, being a peace loving country, has a policy to maintain good relations with all its neighbouring countries, he added.
The spokesman said some foreign elements were creating hurdles in the peace process between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Nafees Zakaria stressed the need for resolving issues through dialogue between the two countries.
He said Pakistan and Afghanistan were fighting against terrorism and there was need of further united efforts to combat the menace.
To a question about Afghan attack on Pakistani bordering areas, he said the Afghan government had been informed through diplomatic channels that national census was being conducted in Pakistan and the teams would be visiting the border areas for the purpose.
He said Pakistan was a sovereign country and had the right to take measures for protecting its national security.