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Torkham border reopened after a day’s closure due to attack on border forces

Torkham border reopened after a day’s closure due to attack on border forces

PESHAWAR: The Torkham Gate at Pak-Afghan border has been reopened on Saturday after a day’s closure due to attack on border management forces.

The Torkham Customs station will remain open on Sunday to facilitate the stranded trade cargo on both sides of the border after the announcement to close the border for every kind of border crossing activities.

Deputy Collector Torkham Customs Station informed Customs Today on Saturday that the decision to open the border was taken after consulting the political administration, armed forces and border forces of Afghanistan.

The Pakistani government warned the Afghan border forces to strictly follow the movement of the people who cross the gate to facilitate the traders and meet other requirements.

After the assurance from Afghan forces, the government of Pakistan agreed to reopen the border and let the trade activities continue along Pakistan-Afghanistan.

Deputy Collector Torkham said reopening of Torkham Border is in the economic interests of both countries and forces need to take strict security measures.

The Deputy Collector informed that Torkham Customs station has generated Rs9.333million Customs Duty during the first 12 days of September FY 2017-18.