Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen Pak-Afghan border immediately.

The border was closed last month after a series of attacks killed at least 100 people and injured 300 others. The government said armed groups who operate from the Afghan side of the border had claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Earlier, Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal urged Nawaz Sharif to order the reopening of Pak-Afghan border.

A shutter down strike was also observed on Sunday in the border town of Chaman on the call of all parties Tajir Alliance in protest against the closure of Pak-Afghan border. All bazaars, shopping centers, business establishments and shops remained closed.