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Torkham border remains open round the clock

Torkham border remains open round the clock

PESHAWAR: The Pak-Afghan border crossing point at Torkham in Khyber district remained open for trade and business activities around the clock from 4.9.2019 Monday.

It is to be mentioned here that six months ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the authorities concerned to adopt all possible measures to keep the Pak-Afghan border open 24/7 not only to facilitate the Afghan citizens but to boost trade activities.

Deputy Collector Customs Dr. Tahir Iqbal Khan Khattak also issued directions that Customs clearance of import and export cargo will remain operational 24 hours and 7 days a week.

As per the custom department, it deployed 54 extra staff to continue export import activities at the border at night time.

On the first night of the plan 30 export loaded vehicles had been cleared while more than 150 import laden trucks and empty trailers crossed into Pakistan, clearance agent association official told.

According to the administration official in Torkham additional police and other security agencies personnel had been deployed to resume security measures at the border.