Crossing at Pak-Afghan Torkham border re-opens after Friday blasts

Pakistani authorities reported on Saturday that the Pak-Afghan Torkham border would be re-opened this evening, following a successful meeting between high-positioning border and security authorities from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistani delegates were being going by Sector Commander Brig. Asad.

Pak-Afghan border at Torkham was shut since Friday evening in the wake of a hand projectile assault against security powers work force, which was propelled from the Afghan region. As indicated by subtle elements, six work force of the Frontier Constabulary, who were conveyed at the door and a bystander tyke, were harmed in the impacts.

As the border was shut for over 24 hours, a great many individuals and several vehicles stacked with products including fruits, vegetables, and other eatable things were left stranded.

Pakistan was spoken to in the Flag meeting by Sector Command Brig Arshad, Commandant Khyber Rifles Col. Farrukh, Lt. Col Mubashir of TS 123 wing, Col (Retd) Iftikhar of National Logistic Cell (NLC) and Assistant Political Agent Landi Kotal Mr. Niaz Mohammad. The Afghan government was spoken to in the meeting by Afghan Border Police Col Nisar, Col Qasam, and Gate Commander Mr. Ghorghande and Sub-Commander Mr. Amin Jan.

Amid the one-hour meeting, Pakistani authorities raised a few issues like consolidated activity against psychological militants, change of outskirt security frameworks, development of solid dividers, hindrances, and establishment of cameras in districts along the fringes. They also consoled proceeding with help for the Afghan understudies contemplating in the instructive establishments in Pakistan.

The Afghan authorities additionally said that trucks loaded with natural product stall out because of complicated border clearance techniques; and that patients making a trip from Afghanistan to Pakistan’s doctor’s facilities likewise confront various troubles because of a similar issue. The Afghan authorities asked for the outskirt doors to be re-opened to continue normal movement alongside routine financial exercises.