ISLAMABAD: As many as 29 new wings of civil armed forces will be raised to improve border management and ensure internal security.

This was decided in a high-level meeting held under the chair of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here at PM House on Monday.

The meeting also reviewed the existing mechanism to check funding of terrorists and agreed to further increase stringent controls.

Pakistan, in the past, has been at loggerheads with neighbouring Afghanistan over the issue of border management.

In June, armed forces of the two countries exchanged fire after a Pakistani soldier was killed by Afghan forces in a clash across Torkham border.

After the Army Public School massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan has ensured effective measures for border security , as it is believed foreign militants infiltrate borders to carry out their attacks.