PM Nawaz orders immediate reopening of Pak-Afghan border

Monday 20 March 2017 1 month ago 21   Islamabad   Print

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Report  Web desk : Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered the reopening of the Pak-Afghan border with immediate effect. According to the details, the decision was taken as a goodwill gesture as the two countries enjoy religious, cultural and historical relations, the prime minister was quoted as saying. The prime minister also said he hoped the Afghan government would take measures to eliminate the reasons for which the borders were closed in the first place. A durable peace in Afghanistan is essential for peace and stability in the region, Sharif said. The premier was of the view that the prolonged closure of the Pak-Afghan border was against the interests of the people and the economies of the two countries. (01)