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Construction of Torkham border gate continues

CHAMAN/ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities continued construction of a gate on the Pakistani side of border at Torkham, as Islamabad and Kabul remained at odds over the issue. Reports say the gate has been named after Major Ali Jawad Changezi who was martyred in cross-border firing from Afghanistan on Wednesday. Sources say the two countries have agreed...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 17, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jun 17, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Construction of Torkham border gate continues

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CHAMAN/ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities continued construction of a gate on the Pakistani side of border at Torkham, as Islamabad and Kabul remained at odds over the issue.

Reports say the gate has been named after Major Ali Jawad Changezi who was martyred in cross-border firing from Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Sources say the two countries have agreed to defuse tension that had arisen due to skirmishes over construction of the border gate by Pakistan.

Officials said Afghanistan has agreed to end hostility and allow continuation of work on erection of the gate, and in return Pakistan would allow resumption of cross-border traffic at Torkham.

Hundreds of trucks continued to line roads leading to the normally bustling Torkham crossing. With the smell of rotting fruit filling the air, drivers expressed frustration as their cargoes perished in the heat due to an impasse. – Samaa/Agencies

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