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PM orders immediate re-opening of Pak-Afghan border

PM orders immediate re-opening of Pak-Afghan border

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has ordered for immediate re-opening of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as a goodwill gesture and hoped that the reasons for its closure would be addressed by the government of Afghanistan.

A statement from the PM House said “despite the fact that those involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan have a connection with anti-Pakistani elements in Afghanistan, the closure of the border between the two countries; having centuries old religious, cultural and historic relations, was against the economic and public interests.”

The statement said “it has been decided to re-open the border as a good-will gesture with immediate effect, with the hope that the Government of Afghanistan would take the necessary steps required to address the reasons that led to closure of the border.”