Publish dateFriday 15 September 2023 - 11:56
Story Code : 276642
Torkham crossing was reopened
Torkham crossing was reopened this Friday morning after being closed for ten days.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: After ten days of the last border conflict between the Islamic Emirate and the Pakistani military, the Torkham crossing has been opened for traffic.
Sources say that this crossing has been reopened this morning (Friday, 24th of Samblah).
After the reopening of this crossing, the way was opened for hundreds of waiting passengers and thousands of trucks.
The local authorities in Nangarhar announced the possibility of reopening the port on Friday.
The head of information and culture of the Islamic Emirate in Nangarhar said yesterday that the Torkham crossing will be opened for traffic on Friday.
On Thursday, September 15 Qureshi, the head of information and culture of the Islamic Emirate for Nangarhar province, told National TV that the Torkham crossing will be reopened as usual on Friday.
Before this and following the blockade of this port, traders on both sides lost a million dollars and put some of their property, including vegetables and fruits, on auction.
Pakistani media have reported that this crossing was reopened following the meeting of Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate, and Obaidur Rahman Nizamani, Pakistan's ambassador in Kabul.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the meeting between Muttaqi and Nizamani and discussed border issues and the reopening of the Torkham crossing.
The border of Torkham was closed following a clash between the Islamic Emirate and Pakistani forces. In that conflict, casualties were caused to both sides and civilians.
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