Afghan government creates hurdle in 24/7 operations of the Torkham border

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Afghan government creates hurdle in 24/7 operations of the Torkham border

LANDI KOTAL: Afghan government creates hurdle in 24/7 operations of the Torkham border.

Afghan government refused to keep open the Pak-Afghan sharing border, Torkham round the clock.

The Afghan officials on pretext of lack of facilities, declined to stay functional the border for 24 hours, Pak official told.

According to the fresh schedule, Afghan border security officials permit trailers from 09 am to 07 pm. to cross the border.

On Tuesday evening officials of the both neighboring countries conducted a meeting in which the Pak officials appraised the Afghanis of the slow pace of clearing process.

The Afghan officials informed them that due to lack staff, clearing procedure was slow, they further added that as counting process of votes was in progress after presidential election in Afghanistan, therefore they had been directed by the highup not to clear trucks, carrying retails commodities.

They only cleared cement loaded trucks in their custom house in Torkham , Afghan official added.

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