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Pakistan to tighten Afghan border security on Afghan Presidential Elections

 

At the occasion of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, Pakistan has decided to tighten Afghan border security.

The statement issued by Foreign Office spokesman Dr. Faisal said that the presidential elections held in Afghanistan and the democratic transition in Afghanistan.Dr Faisal further said that all pedestrians and commercial convoys will undergo rigorous inspection from today to September 29. Crossing points will be closed for all commercial convoys except 27th and 28th September, but emergency patients will be allowed to go.

Pakistan will increase security along its border with Afghanistan, the foreign ministry announced Thursday, as its neighbour heads into presidential elections this weekend that Taliban militants have vowed to disrupt.

It comes after a US-led military campaign which has radically changed the country, but failed to defeat the Taliban.

The road to the polls has been anything but certain, as a series of talks between the United States and the Taliban in the Qatari capital, Doha, threatened to derail the entire process.

The constant questioning of the polls continued until US President Donald Trump sent out a series of angry tweets declaring the talks dead after a Taliban-claimed bombing resulted in deaths of at least 14 Afghan civilians and a US soldier.

Those tweets came just 20 days before the Afghan election.

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