Pakistan, Afghanistan need consensus on border management system to squeeze militants


BEIJING: Pakistan enforced a new mechanism on one of its busiest border crossing points with Afghanistan last week that requires every Afghan to carry legal travel documents for entering the country.

People living near the border areas on both sides could have previously crossed the border without any documents. Pakistani officials, however, argue that the unchecked cross-border movement has created a serious security threat as militants are mingling with the locals to cross the border for terrorist activities.