Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Opens for Cargo Trucks

After weeks of closure, two main crossing points for bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan were opened on Friday.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province said that the first convoy of hundreds of stranded cargo trucks had started entering Afghanistan.

“The crossing points would remain open three days a week, and trucks would be allowed after passing through certain safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus,” he said.

Earlier this week, Aisha Farooqui, spokesperson for Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, announced that the move was “based on humanitarian considerations,” and “in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan at this time of global pandemic.”

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