http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/09- Pakistan repeats call for fencing Afghan border By Khawar Ghumman Friday, 03 Jul, 2009 | 09:48 PM PST | ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday has again called for fencing its border with Afghanistan to effectively stop illegal crossings especially of militants to its territory. The government of Afghanistan has consistently opposed the erection a fence on the border between two countries. The issue was discussed during a meeting between Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and the US Secretary for Homeland Security Ms Janet Napolitano who called on him at the Prime Ministers House this afternoon, said a press release issued by the prime minister secretariat. Referring to Ms Napolitanos initiative when she was governor of Arizona about building a wall between the US and Mexico border, he said that a fencing of similar nature between Pakistan and Afghanistan could be put in place to stop infiltration of militants and drug traffickers. The prime minister called for US governments help in working out a permanent solution with the government of Afghanistan to check uncontrolled, illegal crossings particularly of militants, terrorists and drug trafficking across the border with Pakistan.