Pakistan reopens Chaman border crossing


QUETTA, Oct 22 (TNS): Pakistan on Sunday reopened the friendship gate at the Afghan border in Chaman, resuming trade activities, Nato supplies and the transit trade between the two countries.

Pakistan had closed the border at Chaman and Torkham on Friday in connection with parliamentary elections in Afghanistan that had suspended trade activities in the border town Chaman and Spin Boldak.

The Afghan government had requested the Pakistani authorities to close the border at Chaman and Torkham.

Hundreds of trucks carrying Nato supplies and transit trade goods crossed into Afghanistan after reopening of the border.