Pak-Afghen border reopens after 32 days gap

Pak-Afghen border reopens after 32 days gap

Peshawar (Staff Report): After Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s orders the two main border crossings to Afghanistan has been opened at 8 O’clock today (Tuesday).

According to political administration, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered on Monday to reopen the Pak-Afghen border as a goodwill gesture, a move also welcomed by the United Nations.

Frontier corps FC authorities reported, written orders were issued and the Pak-Afghen border Bab-e-Dasti gate have been reopened at 8 O’clock today almost after one month of the closure of the border.  

Earlier, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Office said, “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the reopening of the border crossings with Afghanistan,” days after an ice-breaking meeting between Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz and Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar in London, which was hosted by Britain.

The decision, although a consequence of the London talks, came after a series of follow-up meetings between the two sides over the past three days.