LOWER DIR  - Pakistan has sealed its Lower Dir border with Afghanistan and taken solid and effective steps to check infiltration of militants from the Afghan side. The number of checkposts has been increased while additional security forces deployed and alerted to deal with any incursions of the militants.

Lower Dir DCO Mahmud Aslam Wazir briefed media on Sunday and said Lower Dir was a sensitive area as its western borders were linked with Afghanistan and Bajaur Agency, while militants from Afghanistan were attempting to attack the border areas.

He said the border had been sealed completely to prevent any attack. The DCO added there had been significant decrease in incursions from Afghanistan side. He said the Lashkar was also cooperating with the government to defend every inch of the country.