Pak-Afghan border closed again for indefinite period

Thursday 09 March 2017 4 months ago 56   Peshawar   Print

People at Pak-Afghan Border

Report  Web desk : PESHAWAR: 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 gesture by Pakistan to allow Afghan and Pakistani nationals stranded on both sides to return to their home countries. 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. The Afghan government was informed that the border will remain opened for two days and only those will be allowed to cross border who have valid visa, however, trade activities will remain suspended. Pak-Afghan border at two points was closed after a wave of terrorist attacks claimed more than hundred lives in Pakistan last month. 02