Gilani stresses on US-Mexico like fencing along Pak-Afghan border

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Islamabad, July 4 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stressed on the need of fencing the country's border with Afghanistan on the lines of the US and Mexico border wall to stop terrorist infiltration and drug trafficking.

Talking to US Secretary for Homeland Security, Janet Napilitano, Gilani urged the United States to provide immediate military assistance to help Pakistan tackle the rampant Taliban effectively in the tribal areas.

It may be noted that Napilitano, as governor of Arizona, had initiated action to erect a boundary wall along the US-Mexico border to check the extensive drug trafficking.

Gilani also asked the Obama Administration to provide Cobra helicopters and other military hardware, as well as financial assistance to assist the Pakistan Army to establish their control over the Swat and Malakand Divisions after the offensive in the region is called-off.

Referring to the exodus of over two million people in Swat due to the military operation, Gilani said the international community should come forward and help Pakistan come out of the crises.

He said the aid received by Islamabad has proved inadequate so far, and urged the US and international donors to deliver on their pledges made in the Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting in Tokyo, The News reports. (ANI)

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