Chaman border reopens after two day closure


QUETTA:

Pakistan on Thursday reopened a key border crossing with Afghanistan after a two day closure following the Taliban taking management of the Afghan border city in a speedy offensive throughout the nation.

Authorities shut off the border when the Taliban captured Spin Boldak from Afghan authorities forces on July 14, leaving hundreds of individuals stranded on each side and commerce at a standstill.

Read: Pakistan reopens Chaman border crossing

With the seize of Wesh Mandi, an Afghan border city, and areas near the Bab-e-Dosti Gate simply throughout the border with Chaman, the Afghan group stated they’d achieved some of the essential targets up to now throughout a speedy advance throughout the nation as US forces pull out.

After the Taliban advance, the border crossing was sealed off by Pakistan and a heavy contingent of safety forces was deployed.

According to the Balochistan Levies officers, Chaman border has been quickly opened for pedestrians visitors after two days for the return of Afghan nationals stranded in Pakistan. The border crossing is reportedly open from eight to 10 am and from four to six pm.

Levies officers additionally added {that a} Covid-19 take a look at on the border is necessary for these getting into Pakistan, and solely these with authorized paperwork will probably be allowed to cross the border.

Read extra: Pakistan permits hundreds of stranded Afghans to cross Chaman border

Since the move by Pakistan, hundreds of Afghans have up to now taken benefit of the ability to return to their homeland, whereas dozens of Pakistanis from throughout the border have additionally returned.

Strict safety measures have been taken on this event.

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