LAHORE: Pakistan Rangers and BSF, while agreeing on implementation of ceasefire agreement to ensure border peace, have released joint statement of two-day meeting, while both sides agreed to ensure return of citizens crossing border by mistake and to resolve border conflicts through talks.
The last phase of negotiations between Pakistan-Indian Border Forces was held in Rangers Headquarters Lahore, during which DG BSF Krishan Kumar Sharma led 23-member Indian delegation, while DG Rangers Punjab Major General Umar Farooq Barki headed Pakistani negotiation team.
The joint statement stated that both sides will cooperate on every possible level to reduce tension and to maintain better cross border relations, while both sides will ensure implementation of ceasefire agreement on Working Boundary. The meeting praised measures taken by both countries for prevention of smuggling, while both sides agreed for intelligence sharing to prevent smuggling in future.
According to joint statement, both sides will carry out joint patrolling to prevent illegal border crossing, while the meeting finalized to further strengthen security of passengers crossing borders. Border Forces heads will keep in contact with each other during emergency situations. The meeting finalized that next meeting session of Border Forces will be held next year in 2017 in New Delhi.