ISLAMABAD - Foreign Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah yesterday said that that security of Pakistan’s Embassy personnel and premises in Afghanistan has become a matter of top priority for the Government of Pakistan.

“We have conveyed our concerns to the relevant authorities in Afghanistan. In response, we have been assured that all possible measures will be taken to ensure the security of our personnel and premises in Afghanistan”, he added.

He said he was not aware of any proposal seeking to fence Pakistan-Afghan border. He was asked during his weekly press briefing whether Afghanistan has proposed fencing of border with Pakistan as part of border management efforts, the spokesperson said he was not aware of any such proposal.

He, however, said that Pakistan has been sincerely making efforts to promote peace and tranquility on Pakistan-Afghanistan border and added that border issues are also discussed during meetings held between the two sides including military officials of the two countries.

To another question, the spokesperson said Pakistan's role is that of facilitator in Afghan peace process. “It is now up to the Afghans to decide the future course of action about talks”, he added.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, the spokesperson said that Ministry of Foreign Affiars has issued a travel advisory for Pakistani citizens to avoid non-essential travel in some Middle Eastern and African countries due to internal strife and actions of non-state actors and terrorists.

He also clarified that the composition of the Committee for Constitutional reforms in Gilgit-Baltistan to be headed by Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz is under-consideration.