Torkham Crossing Opens to Commuters

Jalalabad (BNA) Pakistani border officials open the Torkham crossing with Afghanistan to commuters.

Due to the efficiency of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the crossings of Pakistan and Afghanistan were still closed to passengers and commercial caravans.

This caused thousands of Afghan citizens, especially the patients   to spend the day and night on both sides of the crossings, even on the roads, without any opportunity to travel.

The Torkham crossing was opened to Pakistani visa holders as Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Kabul.

BNA correspondent in Nangarhar told the Torkham crossing that thousands of Afghans have been able to travel since the reopening of the crossing yesterday morning.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Acting Deputy Director of Publications of the Ministry of Information and Culture and spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, told BNA that the Pakistani foreign minister said at the request of Islamic Emirate officials that from now on the country’s crossings with Afghanistan would be open to passengers and caravans.

He said the Pakistani side had even pledged to provide visa distribution services to patients at checkpoints.


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