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Crossing at Pak-Afghan border reopened

Updated Apr 21, 2017 10:32am


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WANA: The border crossing in the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan Agency, which straddles the Pak-Afghan border, was reopened on Thursday after remaining closed for more than four months.

The crossing was closed after Pakistani and Afghan troops exchanged fire following a dispute over construction of a gate close to the border.

The announcement about reopening of the crossing was made at a jirga held here, which was attended among others by the army’s general officer commanding for South Waziristan, Maj Gen Nauman Zikaria, Political Agent Zafar Islam Khattak, and elders of the Ahmadzai Wazir, Mehsud, Dotani and Sulimankhel tribes.

Speaking at the jirga, Maj Gen Zikaria said the crossing had been opened for trade and other activities with immediate effect.

According to sources, the Ghulam Khan border post in North Waziristan Agency would be reopened on Friday (today). Like other notified crossing points, this post was closed in the middle of February after a series of terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2017


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Comments (2) Closed

Marata Apr 21, 2017 04:33pm

They Should open, People form South Waziristan will come to Torkham to cross the Afghan border to meet their relatives in Afghanistan, a lot of poor and needy people suffer from the government poor Foreign Policies,

flipflop Apr 21, 2017 11:33pm

Sure, open the border but make sure that people have the required documents to cross the border. This will help maintain a data base and will help us to at least weed out bad people.