Pak-Afghan border reopens after 18 days

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Pakistani authorities on Tuesday reopened Pakistan-Afghanistan borders in Chaman and Torkham after 18 days for two days to allow monitored movement of visa-holding nationals amid tensions.

The borders at both the points – Chaman area of Blaochistan and Torkham in Khyber Agency – were opened for travelers on foot and not for vehicles. Trade activities would also remain suspended. Bab-e-Dosti, the Chaman border, will be opened from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan and all concerned at the two crossing points were conveyed the decision by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

The Pakistan-Afghanistan border was closed on February 16, few hours after suicide blast rocked Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan, killing over 90 people.

Pakistani authorities on Tuesday reopened Pakistan-Afghanistan borders in Chaman and Torkham after 18 days for two days to allow monitored movement of visa-holding nationals amid tensions.

The borders at both the points – Chaman area of Blaochistan and Torkham in Khyber Agency – were opened for travelers on foot and not for vehicles. Trade activities would also remain suspended. Bab-e-Dosti, the Chaman border, will be opened from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan and all concerned at the two crossing points were conveyed the decision by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

The Pakistan-Afghanistan border was closed on February 16, few hours after suicide blast rocked Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan, killing over 90 people.

Pakistani authorities on Tuesday reopened Pakistan-Afghanistan borders in Chaman and Torkham after 18 days for two days to allow monitored movement of visa-holding nationals amid tensions.

The borders at both the points – Chaman area of Blaochistan and Torkham in Khyber Agency – were opened for travelers on foot and not for vehicles. Trade activities would also remain suspended. Bab-e-Dosti, the Chaman border, will be opened from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan and all concerned at the two crossing points were conveyed the decision by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

The Pakistan-Afghanistan border was closed on February 16, few hours after suicide blast rocked Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan, killing over 90 people.

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