Pakistan Opens Angoor Adda, Kharlachi Crossings

Pakistan has opened the Angoor Adda and Kharlachi border crossings with Afghanistan to boost bilateral trade, the country’s envoy to Kabul said on Saturday.

Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistani Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, said the Angoor Adda crossing in South Waziristan district, opened on July 10, two days ahead of the scheduled date.

It connects to Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

Officials in the Kurram tribal district also announced that the Kharlachi border crossing, which connects to Paktia province in Afghanistan, opened on Saturday.

The gates had been closed for the past four months by the Pakistani government due to the fears of COVID-19.

The crossing will stay open seven days a week from morning till evening for bilateral trade while ensuring all COVID-19 related operating procedures are followed.

Saturdays will be reserved for pedestrian movement.

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