Pakistan reopens Chaman, Torkham border with Afghanistan

Pakistan reopens Chaman, Torkham border with Afghanistan

Peshawar (Web Desk): Pakistan reopened the western border point in Balochistan, as well as at Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with Afghanistan after keeping it closed for 72 days over fears that traffic would spread the coronavirus.

The interior ministry issued a notification on Friday, announcing the round-the-clock opening of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham and Chaman for six days a week for cargo traffic, and reserved Saturday for the pedestrian movement.

The border was closed on March 27 as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.

In April, the Pak-Afghan border was opened for three days.

Both the borders will remain open for 24 hours for six days for the movement of the cargo trucks whereas Saturday which will be reserved for pedestrian move only.

During six days after opening of the border, unlimited number of trucks will be allowed to cross per day while ensuring proper Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for both Afghan Bilateral Trade and Afghan Transit Trade.