LANDI KOTAL (Khyber Agency), Nov 9: Wheat supply to Afghanistan was suspended on Friday as personnel of Khyber Rifles posted at the Torkhum border impounded dozens of trucks loaded with the commodity, sources said.

The trucks were later shifted to an army camp in Landi Kotal, but their drivers were allowed to leave. Officials of the Khyber Rifles also stopped the customs clearance of wheat.

Customs clearing agent at Torkhum Niazuddin told Dawn that the action was taken by the Khyber Rifles without giving a notice.

He said that the Khyber Rifles officials later told the dealers and clearing agents that wheat supply to Afghanistan through Ghulam Khan in Waziristan, Chaman and Bajaur had been stopped to control its shortage in the country after the imposition of emergency.