Why Taliban is Removing Barbed Wire from Pak-Afghan Border?

After Afghanistan came under Taliban Rule, videos are continuously appearing on social media in which the barbed wire installed for security along the Pak-Afghan Border is being uprooted
Why Taliban is Removing Barbed Wire from Pak-Afghan Border?

Why Taliban is Removing Barbed Wire from Pakistan's Border?

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After Afghanistan came under Taliban Rule, some videos are continuously appearing on social media in which the barbed wire installed for security along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan is being uprooted. After these videos, some statements have also come out from the Afghan Taliban, in which it has been said that they do not accept this border. There was complete silence on the part of the Pakistan government till Sunday, but on Monday a statement of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi came out.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said during a press conference, 'Pakistan is not silent on the issue of the Taliban uprooting barbed wire on the Pak-Afghan border.' He said that 'we have put up the fence and with god's grace our efforts will continue. Afghanistan is our friend and neighbouring country, we have good relations with them and, we will resolve whatever problems have arisen through diplomatic means. 'But we will protect our interests.'

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Pak-Afghan Border

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Where does the Incident happen?

Till now, multiple videos have circulated on social media, including two footage from Nangarhar, Afghanistan, and the Pak-Afghan border with Pakistan's Mahmand region. In the Afghan province of Nemroz, a video is alleged to have been made near the Pak-Afghan border. A video just surfaced showing barbed wire being uprooted beside the vehicle. This footage was shot late at night.

Pictures of various locations, including the rolls of barbed wire, have been posted on social media. The cables have been uprooted twice from the Afghanistan side, according to a source in Pakistan's Mahmand area.

These incidents occurred in the villages of Goshti and Pelosi in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, where a government school may also be seen. The Afghan Taliban are speaking in a video posted in Afghanistan, saying that this is the territory of Upper Pelosi and that the agreement was signed during the era of former President Ashraf Ghani, and that here the Government Primary School Pelosi Mahmand has been built, and that it is Afghanistan.

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Pak-Afghan Border

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What did the Afghan Taliban say?

Similarly, a local Afghan journalist published a video of a spokesperson of the Taliban Government's Defense Ministry on Twitter, in which he talks about the wires on the Pak-Afghan border in Persian. According to the spokesperson, the installation of barbed wire widens the gap between the two countries, and the barrier violates global and regional standards.

Apart from that, when contacted, Bilal Karimi, an official with Afghanistan's Ministry of Information, stated that no official comment has been made about it yet, although there have been a few small incidents on the border that are being addressed. Afghanistan's endeavour to ensure that the country's soil is not utilised against any other country is known as Emirates Islamic. He stated that he is working to resolve these issues.

Since when have these occurrences occurred?

The uprooting of barbed wire along the border is undertaking two to three weeks, and videos of the procedure are being shared on social media. In the footage that was released last week, officers from Afghanistan's intelligence service may also be seen. Some Afghan security men are seen tearing up barbed wire and a big number of barbed wires laying on the ground in the first video and photo on Twitter. The makers of this video are saying among themselves that bring the wires, and the other person says that he has brought all the wires.

In a tweet, Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwari alleged that Taliban Intelligence Chief Dr Bashir is in charge of these special soldiers. It was said in the tweet that according to the Afghan forces, these barbed wires have been planted inside the border of Afghanistan.

Pakistan installed barbed wire along its border with Afghanistan four years ago to deter terrorists and other criminals from entering the nation illegally. Following the attack on the Army Public School and other terrorist acts in Pakistan, the administration said that the majority of the terrorists enter Pakistan via Afghanistan and then flee after carrying out their attacks. Extortion is similar in that criminals are present in Afghanistan and carry out these activities from there.

Boundary share of Afghanistan and Pakistan

The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is very complex and long. Officials say that it is a difficult task to monitor it continuously, so by fencing this border, people will not be able to cross the border illegally. The Pak-Afghan border is about 2,640 km long and includes far-flung mountains. According to government sources, billions of rupees were spent on these barbed wires and for this, hundreds of small forts or posts are being built to monitor the border. A radar system is also being installed in it, whose purpose is to make the borders safe.

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Boundary share of Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Afghan officials have been opposing this decision and they said that until the border dispute between the two countries is not resolved, it is not right to put barbed wire on this border. This dispute did not arise for the first time on the Durand Line or the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, but it has been going on for a long time and both countries have their own arguments.

This border was established after an agreement in 1893 when Britain was in power at this place. The agreement on this border was agreed between the ruler of Afghanistan, Amir Abdur Rahman and the British officer Mortimer Durant, and it was said that this agreement would be for 100 years.

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