Pakistan, in a bid to eliminate cross-border terrorism, will control movement along its border with Afghanistan by 2020, Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar said Wednesday.

“Pakistan shares six border routes that spread over more than 2,400 kilometres with Afghanistan,” Nisar told a press conference in Khyber Agency’s Landi Kotal area.

Pakistan, he said, was against restricting free movement along the border with Afghanistan. “However, we also have to curb terrorist infiltration,” said the minister.

Nisar said that certain nefarious elements had their headquarters outside of Pakistan, adding that Zarb-e-Azb had either forced the militants to flee or they had been killed.

Earlier, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi said Pakistan would come up with an improved border management mechanism in order to curb terrorist infiltration.

"Afghanistan should not allow anyone to use its soil against Pakistan," said Fatemi.