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Chaman border crossing reopened after 22 days

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  • Post last modified:27/05/2017
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TORKHAM: The border gates on Pakistani side were reopened after a 22-day blockage after a formal request by Afghan authorities, ISPR said on Saturday.

The Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing was reopened on “humanitarian grounds” in Ramazan on request from Afghan authorities”, said a statement issued by the military’s media wing.

The border crossing was closed in the wake of an Afghan attack on Pakistani forces on May 5 that left 12 people dead.

“After the Chaman incident, Pakistan has its area under effective control, having pushed back Afghan border police troops,” said ISPR.

“It has been agreed upon by Pakistan authorities that cease-fire shall continue to be maintained and no border violation will be acceptable,” the statement said.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.