Pak, Afghanistan deploy tanks over soaring fencing dispute

Lahore: The tense ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan heightened another notch as the two countries deployed tanks and armoured personnel carriers along the Torkham border.

Political administration sources told Dawn that the move comes besides sending more troops after their negotiating teams failed to resolve the border fencing dispute.

Pakistan started fencing some vulnerable points of the border with Afghanistan to halt illegal and secret border crossings and movements of people.

Afghanistan has objected to the border fencing and officially protested to Pakistan over the issue.

Because of the tense situation, the border remained closed for the third consecutive day. (ANI)