Af-Pak Border shut again for indefinite period

Af-Pak Border shut again for indefinite period

Authorities on Wednesday evening closed the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan for an indefinite period after thousands of stranded Pakistanis and Afghans returned home, reported Waqt News.

Pak-Afghan crossing point was opened on 7th March for two days as per federal government’s directions after it was closed recently when a new wave of terrorism hit major cities of Pakistan.

A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official told that the border had been closed for an indefinite period and only the valid passport holders could cross the border.

According to reports, more than 12,500 Afghan nationals have crossed the border and went back to Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Similarly, 540 Pakistanis returned to their country via Torkham Border.

Relations between both the countries are tense, and each routinely accuses the other of doing too little to prevent Taliban fighters and other militants from operating in its territory.