PM orders opening of Pak-Afghan border Chaman
In time of crisis, we remain steadfast with Afghanistan: Imran Khan tweets
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday ordered the authorities to open Pak-Afghan border Chaman as gesture of goodwill to support Afghan transporters, businessmen and patients waiting for last more than two weeks. In a tweet, “the Premier said “despite global pandemic of COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting our Afghan brothers and sisters”.
The authorities at Pak-Afghan border allowed 120 trucks carrying commodities to enter into Afghanistan at the friendship gate Chaman after the instructions of Prime Minister, Imran Khan, a border official who declined to be named told Quetta Voice via telephone. Pakistan had closed its border with Afghanistan on March 2nd to halt the spread of deadly corona virus in the country.
Traders, businessmen and tribesmen living on both sides of the border remained the worst sufferers of closure of border. Over 2,200 trucks and containers carrying goods for Afghanistan were parked near the border in the aftermath of closure by federal interior ministry, Sardar Muhammad Khondai, a local journalist in Chaman told Quetta Voice via telephone.
Strict security measures were adopted by the administration during opening of the border on the instructions of Imran Khan on Friday morning.