Pakistan opens Kharlachi crossing with Afghanistan


Islamabad, June 17 (TNS): Pakistan opened Kharlachi Crossing with Afghanistan in Kurram Agency on Saturday.

According to Foreign Office Spokesman, the decision reflects Pakistan’s continued efforts to facilitate Afghan transit and trade through Pakistan.

He said that this is not a pedestrians crossing, but is meant for facilitation of trade and transit vehicles.

The Torkham and Chaman crossings along with Afghanistan border had formally been resumed for all kind of movement following announcement made by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in March this year.

However, other points along with Afghan border that include Kharlachi, Tarimangal and Sheedano Dand of Kurram Agency, Lawara Boya Datta Khel, Ghulam Khan of North Waziristan Agency and Angoor Ada of South Waziristan Agency were remained suspended.

Pakistan had closed border crossings after Afghan forces attacked census team in Balochian few months ago.

Earlier, the aftermath of major terror attacks in Sehwan, Lahore, Peshawar and Mohmand Agency, the Torkham and Chaman borders were sealed by the Pak government for 32 days due to security reasons.



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