PM Nawaz orders reopening of Pak-Afghan border

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Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan border immediately as a gesture of goodwill.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s House, the premier has ordered the authorities to reopen the border but maintain strict vigilance of the people travelling between the two countries.

He said that Pakistan is coordinating with Afghanistan and holding discussions to eliminate the use of Afghan soil for cross-border terrorism.

The border was closed last month after the re-emergence of clouds of terror in Pakistan that struck several cities, killing over a hundred people and injuring several others.

Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal had stated earlier this month that the border was closed without providing adequate reasons. “It will be the right message if Your Excellency instructs an immediate opening of our formal trade and transit routes between our two brotherly countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan,” he had said at the ECO summit.

Afghanistan did not participate at the highest level in the ECO Summit amid tensions with Pakistan and assigned its ambassador to represent the country.

Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan border immediately as a gesture of goodwill.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s House, the premier has ordered the authorities to reopen the border but maintain strict vigilance of the people travelling between the two countries.

He said that Pakistan is coordinating with Afghanistan and holding discussions to eliminate the use of Afghan soil for cross-border terrorism.

The border was closed last month after the re-emergence of clouds of terror in Pakistan that struck several cities, killing over a hundred people and injuring several others.

Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal had stated earlier this month that the border was closed without providing adequate reasons. “It will be the right message if Your Excellency instructs an immediate opening of our formal trade and transit routes between our two brotherly countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan,” he had said at the ECO summit.

Afghanistan did not participate at the highest level in the ECO Summit amid tensions with Pakistan and assigned its ambassador to represent the country.

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