Since the announcement in 2005, Pakistan has developed plans and made efforts toward building an approximate 1,500 mile fence running along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. This is an effort to hinder the Taliban’s freedom of maneuver between the countries, as well as drug runners.

Pakistan aims to spend approximately $483 million in constructing the fence line, which will mostly be chain-link alongside concertina wire running on top; guards are also to be posted more frequently along the new fence. In addition, Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said that an “11-foot deep and 14-foot wide ditch will be dug along the entire stretch of the border.”

Pakistani National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua expressed a desire for the United States, under the Trump administration, to help pay for the building of the fence, given the hefty yearly expenses the U.S. already spends in Afghanistan. He pointed out that a few hundred million dollars will pay dividends if the fence functions as intended, considering the billions spent every year there.

This border has often been described as the most dangerous border in the world.