There is a communication way between Pakistan and Afghanistan via border which has closed a month before. Now the busiest trade route reopened after one month of closing. Fayaz Khan, the official at the Torkham border, declared that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s order to open the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham and Chaman received on Monday. As a result, the Pak-Afghan border opened for business from 7 am on Tuesday. The long-stranded group of trucks that pushed for miles on either side began to move.
Pak-Afghan Border Reopen After One Month
Pakistan shut the Pak-Afghan border in mid-February, following a string of militant attacks that Islamabad has blamed on militants hiding in Afghanistan. “We welcome the reopening of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General; declared while answering a question. “We get hopes up that the people of the two countries would be able to transport freely amongst the two nations,” he further added.
The government on Monday reopened border journeys with Afghanistan as a generosity gesture. But with a hope that Kabul would discourse its concerns about terrorist preserves on the boundary. The army ordered the closing of the proper crossing points on the 2,600km border immediately after the Sehwan shrine blast. The crossings continued closed all along but for a two-day relaxation first this month. It was for the repatriation of stranded travellers, which profited about 55,000 people.
The border closing stops all trade concerning the two countries. For the reason that of which traders on both sides suffered massive losses. But then again closed in Afghans get through. The closing of Pak-Afghan severely affected the everyday people of Afghanistan, resulting in an outpouring in the already very high anti-Pakistan sentimentality.
The situation was afraid to intensify into a humanitarian crisis. Economic losses due to the closing of Pak-Afghan border, moreover, ran within millions of dollars. And Kabul had taken up the affair with the World Trade Organisation, was recorded to take it up during the first week of April.