Pakistan reopens key border crossing with Afghanistan after 10 days

Pakistan today reopened a key border crossing with neighbouring Afghanistan for travellers and all types of traffic after ten days of closure, an official said. The Torkham border, which connects Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, was closed on 6 September after skirmishes between border security forces of the two countries. “Yes, the border has reopened this morning for travellers and transport,” Abdullah Khan, a local Pakistani official at the border, said. The closure by Islamabad of the Torkham border, one of the two main crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan, has caused heavy losses to already depreciating trade between the two neighbours, as Torkham is one of the busiest trade routes between Islamabad and Kabul. According […] Source

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