Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that fencing on the Pak-Afghan border has commenced and the border areas of Bajaur and Mohmand agencies will be given first priority as they are high-threat zones, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The statement added that additional technical surveillance means are also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance.

The army chief said that the Pakistan Army will employ all resources required for the defence of the country.

He further said that efforts are being made to “evolve a bilateral border security mechanism with Afghan authorities”.

Referring to the proposed mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) areas, the army chief said it is in the “best national interest”.

Gen Bajwa was on a visit of the border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai agencies. He was also given a detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts.