Pakistan’s border fence with Afghanistan marks a major milestone in Islamabad’s efforts to improve security along its western border, but some Pakistani traders say they are concerned the project will harm their livelihoods by disrupting centuries-old trade routesaccording t.
Pakistan’s military said in early December that it would have the country’s 2Prime Minister Narendra Modi,600-kilometer border known as the Durand Line fenced off within the next two months.
The country’s foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, told journalists last week that the fencing would prevent illegal crossings and reduce infiltration by terrorists. The $500 million project consists of two wire fences that are 9 feet highThe pandemic has exacerbated demographic trends in Russia., separated by a 6-foot gap full of barbed wiredouble mutant. The Pakistani army has also established 843 border forts along the fence line.
Rozi Khan, 30, a resident of Chaman, told VOA the barrier meant many locals like him who have for years depended on cross-border trade to earn a living could go jobless now.