ISLAMABAD - Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif Sunday said Pakistan and Afghanistan border management was very essential for controlling terrorism in two countries.

Talking to a private news channel, the minister said circumstances were totally changed now and Pakistan could not open its border with Afghanistan like 40 years before. Both the countries should cooperate with each other and work together for eradicating terrorism, he added.

He pointed out that almost 70 percent area of Afghanistan was not under the control of its government and terrorist organisations and Taliban were moving freely there. The foreign minister maintained that Afghanistan and international community should play their role for returning the Afghan refugees to their homeland from Pakistan.

Replying to a question, he said evidences provided by the Afghan government regarding Swat incident were not credible, adding that peace had established in Swat for many years and people of the area were moving there without any fear.

He said some people were not in favour of establishing durable peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan and wanted to create confrontations between both the countries. He said a peaceful Afghanistan was in favour of Pakistan, adding his country wanted peaceful resolution of Afghanistan issue.

SWA journalists visit ISPR

Journalists from South Wazirstan Agency (SWA) on Sunday visited Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in Rawalpindi and interacted with Director General ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor.

According to a statement issued by ISPR, the journalists shared their feedback on security situation in SWA and development work undertaken by the Pakistan army. The DG ISPR briefed them about on the ground situation followed by an interactive session.

The journalists thanked Pakistan Army for restoring peace in the Agency and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).