Pak facing infiltration on western borders: Rangers

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Chamliyal, Samba IB, Jun 26 (UNI) Pakistan is facing the challenge of foreign mercenaries who infiltrate from its porous western borders, Pakistan Rangers said today while setting aside the accusations of facilitating militants to enter into the Indian side.

Replying to a volley of questions put by mediapersons here on Zero Line at Ramgarh sector, Rangers' Sialkot sector Commander Col Ahid Muzzafar Shah said, ''Pakistan itself is a victim of cross border terrorism and infiltration, which is taking place from the western parts.'' He refuted the allegations that the Rangers had facilitated infiltrators who had reportedly sneaked into the Indian side from Samba after cutting the fences on the International Border (IB).

''We are a peace-loving country and we condemn cross border terrorism and infiltration, and cooperating with the national and international efforts to counter terrorism,'' Col Shah said.

On a joint mechanism to counter smuggling and cross-border terrorism, he said, ''We (security forces) have to follow the orders of government.'' UNI VBH-VJ SKB BD1915

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