Pakistan to reopen sealed Afghan border

Authorities have determined to open Pak-Afghan border crossings for 2 days to be able to facilitate nationals of each the nations.
“So as to present a possibility to these nationals of Afghanistan who had come to Pakistan on legitimate visas, and want to return to their nation, the Authorities of Pakistan has determined to open the border crossings at Torkham and Chaman on March 7 & 8,” the Overseas Workplace stated in an announcement on Monday.
The crossing factors, the Overseas Workplace added, can even be opened for these Pakistani nationals who went to Afghanistan on legitimate visas and want to return.
The announcement got here following quite a few requests by Afghan authorities to reopen the border, saying it was making a humanitarian disaster.
The crossing factors have been sealed after a collection of bomb blasts and suicide assaults rocked the nation, killing over 100 folks final month. Pakistan accused Afghanistan of harbouring the militants who carried out the assaults.
The choice was conveyed by Adviser to the PM on Overseas Affairs Sartaj Aziz to the Afghan ambassador by phone. “All involved on the two crossing factors have additionally been knowledgeable,” the communiqué added.

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