Pak-Afghan Chaman Border To Stay Open Till Eid Al-Adha

The Chaman border crossing was reopened on Wednesday for transit trade, movement of NATO supplies, and people.

The border will stay open temporarily till Eid al-Adha, tribal elders in Pakistan assured.

Sadiq Achakzai, a tribal leader, said the crossing was reopened so that people stranded on both sides of the border can be home for Eid al-Adha.

Trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan had been suspended at the Chaman crossing in the past four months due to COVID-19.

This had let to protests and sit-ins since June in Pakistan, as nearly 100,000 people in the neighbouring areas were affected and left unemployed.

The Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) had also filed a case in the Balochistan High Court against the border closure.

The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Establishment Ardab Shahzan addressed a meeting on the closure of Chaman border at the Parliament on Wednesday.

Shahzan said that the government was working to increase bilateral trade with Afghanistan, while keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in mind.

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