Islamabad : Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to reactivate the Joint Commission on Border Management, Foreign Office said on Monday. It said that decision to this effect was taken during a meeting between Secretary Interior Shahid Khan and Afghan Senior Deputy Interior Minister General Ayoub Salangi in Kabul on February 9. High-ranking officials from Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan and Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq also attended the meeting. It further said that during the meeting, issues pertaining to border management, visa regime, and transfer of prisoners were discussed.

It was agreed that the Joint Commission on Border Management should be activated. The Afghan Senior Deputy Minister and the Interior Secretary from the Pakistan side would head the Joint Commission. The two sides also agreed to work closely with each other to improve visa regime for facilitation of genuine travelers from both countries.

The Interior Secretary also called on the Interior Minister of Afghanistan, Mohammad Umer Daudzai. Minister Daudzai welcomed the Interior Secretary's visit to Kabul and assured that his Ministry would work closely with the Pakistan side to follow-up on the proposals discussed during the visit.