Pak reopens vital Afghan border crossings for trade

ISLAMABAD: After last closed for over two days due to parliamentary polls in Afghanistan, Pakistan has reopened the friendship gate on the Afghan border in Chaman, the close down of which brought about a loss of Rs 100 crore to the rustic, according to media experiences. US-led Nato military coalition in Afghanistan import necessary provides, together with fuel, through the friendship gate, in the landlocked country.

Another crossing point -- the Torkham border in Peshawar -- was additionally reopened on Sunday, finishing the two-and-a-half days of closure of the provision strains between the two countries.

The two crossing points with Afghanistan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have been closed for security reasons on Kabul's request as parliamentary elections had been being held in Afghanistan, native media reported.

Now that the elections have ended, the borders were reopened.

The suspension of transit business due to the closure of Torkham border has brought about a Rs 1 billion (Rs 100 crore) loss to the national exchequer, the file mentioned.

According to a Dawn file, masses of trucks carrying Nato provides and transit business goods crossed into Afghanistan after reopening of the borders.
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