Pakistan reopened border with Afghanistan at Chaman on Monday

On Monday, Pakistani officials reopened the border with Afghanistan at Chaman, which had been closed for a week, hampering the trade between the two countries as well as the movement of people.

On Nov 13, the border at Chaman was closed for an indefinite period after an armed suspect from the Afghan side opened fire on Pakistani security personnel at Friendship Gate, killing one soldier and injuring two others.

The decision to reopen the border was taken at a meeting between Pakistani border authorities and Taliban officials held in Chaman. “The border has been reopened after successful negotiations with the Afghan authorities with some conditions,” Chaman Deputy Co­m­missioner Abdul Hameed Zehri said, adding that the decisions taken at the meeting would be strictly implemented.

The Afghan government assured Pakistan that the terrorist involved in the firing would be arrested as soon as possible and brought to justice.


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