Pakistan- Pakistan government takes important decision over the Pak Afghan Torkham border opening

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Pakistan- Pakistan government takes important decision over the Pak Afghan Torkham border opening

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan government takes important decision over the Pak Afghan Torkham border opening.

The Pak-Afghan border at Torkham has been reopened in order to allow Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan to return. The decision was taken on the orders of the interior ministry, the District Police Officer (DPO) said on Saturday.

The DPO said the Pakistanis returning from Afghanistan are being permitted to enter only after all relevant SOPs are followed.

“Entrants are transferred to quarantine centres for precautionary measures,” he stated.

Last month, Pakistan had opened its Torkham and Chaman border crossings for four days to allow Afghan nationals in the country to return home.

Islamabad had announced it would temporarily open border crossings at Kabul’s request on humanitarian grounds amid the coronavirus pandemic.