Pak-Afghan border closes for indefinite period

Thursday 09 March 2017 2 weeks ago 30   Peshawar   Print

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Report  Web desk : Pak-Afghan border was once again closed on Thursday for an indefinite period. After remaining closed for 18 days, Pakistani authorities temporarily reopened the border with Afghanistan for two days on Tuesday after which thousands of people flocked to crossings at Torkham and Chaman. The border crossings were reopened as a goodwill geature by Pakistan to allow Afghan and Pakistani nationals stranded on both sides to return to their home countries.(01) According to border authorities, more than 24000 Afghan nationals crossed over to Afghanistan while over 900 Pakistanis returned to their homes from the neighbouring country amid tight security in the two days.