Mir Salam Jogezai:
QUETTA: Pak Afghan border Chaman was reopened on Monday morning after a week’s closure.
A large number of pedestrians and vehicles entered Pakistan from the Afghanistan side. Similarly, a large number of people entered Pakistan’s side of Afghanistan.
“I am very happy after the opening of the border”, Noorullah Khan, an Afghan refugee at the border said.
The border between the two countries was closed in the aftermath of a firing by a terrorist from the Afghan side.
One frontier corps personnel was martyred in the attack. Tension prevailed at the Friendship gate between the countries after the incident.
“We have officially reopened the border”, Abdul Hameed Zehri, Deputy Commissioner Chaman said.
Strict security measures were adopted by the administration on the eve of the reopening of the border.
The decision to reopen the border was made on Sunday during a meeting between the Pakistani and Afghan officials in Chaman. The Afghan side assured that the killer involved in the martyrdom of an FC soldier would be brought to justice.