Both the countries have forgotten that they are allies in the war on terrorism launched by the United States. The tribesmen have appealed to the United States and human right organisations to take notice of this new situation. They said that laying of landmines in their areas will endangered the lives of already suffered people. They said that they are ready for direct talks with the United States.
A report said that the Pakistani army has been tasked to "work out modalities of selectively fencing and mining the border" with Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan told a news conference. Khan said Pakistan will also closely monitor designated crossing points. Pakistan has also decided to strictly monitor the Afghan refugee camps.
Khan requested the international community to expedite the process of repatriating the refugees. Afghanistan said it opposed the move of fencing the border. "Rather than beating about the bush, we must confront terrorists in a real manner," an Afghan presidential spokesman said.
In a statement issued by thousands of tribesmen, the tribal elders have expressed their anguish over the latest decision. They said that according to the law of the land the tribal elders may be taken into confidence before taking decision about their areas, but in this case the tribal elders are being completely ignored.