ISLAMABAD: Interior ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday agreed to set up a joint task force on the Pak-Afghan border.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik and his Afghan counterpart Lt-Gen Bismillah Khan Muhammadi, while addressing a news conference, said the biometric system would start operating within three weeks on the Pak-Afghan border. They said that both the countries had agreed on better arrangements, including intelligence sharing and good relations between the two countries.
They also welcomed the statement of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman regarding talks of Afghan peace commission with the Taliban. Earlier, the Afghan interior minister called on Rehman Malik and discussed issues of mutual interests, including visa exemptions.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2011.