Amid growing tension between Pakistan and India, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa on Tuesday said the armed forces are closely monitoring the situation on the eastern border.

“Our soldiers are firmly established at the eastern border and are closely monitoring all developments. We are fully prepared to respond to any attack,” Bajwa told journalists in Peshawar today (Tuesday). Briefing on the steps taken for border management, the DG ISPR said that work has been completed on 20 posts set up for border management to control the movement of terrorists but the process would be more effective if Afghan side cooperate in this regard.

Lt Gen Asim Bajwa has said the security forces have prevented fourteen terrorist attacks in different parts of the country in recent months.

He said 1,470 combing operations have been conducted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA since first July this year to control the menace of terrorism.

He said seven facilitators of suicide attacks on Christian Colony Peshawar and Mardan District Courts have been arrested.

Asim Saleem Bajwa said both the terrorist attacks were planned in Afghanistan and the suicide bombers entered Pakistan from Afghan soil.

He said the information about terrorist attacks have been shared with the International Security AssistanceForce, the Afghan government, army and intelligence.

“The good thing is, people are well aware and they are reporting every suspicious activity now,” he added.

He requested everyone to remain vigilant and share information with the law enforcement agencies if they notice any suspicious activity in their surroundings.

The DG ISPR stated that the authorities are working for speedy return of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) to their homes till November.

He said so far seventy-five percent TDPs have gone back to their native areas and the reconstruction and rehabilitation is also in progress.