Pak-Afghan traders, forces, custom officials held a joint meeting at Chaman
The meeting reviewed closure of border and issues faced by masses, traders
From Syed Sardar Muhammad Khondai
CHAMAN: Traders, border force personnel and customs officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan held a joint meeting at the Friendship gate to review the situation developed in the aftermath of the closure of the Pak-Afghan border Chaman.
The meeting thoroughly discussed issues relating to the border and problems faced by traders of the two countries in the wake of coronavirus and subsequent closure of the border here on Friday.
Pakistan had closed its border with Afghanistan on March 2nd to halt the spread of novel coronavirus. However, as a goodwill gesture, the border was temporarily opened for some time on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan to support Afghans.
Well-known traders and businessmen from Pakistan and Afghanistan submitted their proposals to the security officers of the two countries with regard to the recovery of financial losses inflicted by the continued closure.
Hundreds of trucks loaded with goods and commodities have been parked on both sides of the border because of the closure of the border. Traders on both sides of the border have suffered financial losses.