Kabul releases Pakistani trucks

Nasib Shah Shinwari

Khyber Agency—Afghanistan border officials released 15 Pakistani trucks that were seized by the Afghan authorities after an issue rose between Pakistan and Afghanistan traders.
An official at Torkham border told media on Friday that he along with another political administration official Shamsul Islam held several talks with the Afghan border officials at Torkham, He said a monitory dispute had been raised between a Pakistan and Afghan businessman last week which was resulted that Afghan officials seized the Pakistani trucks in Afghanistan.
He said on the complaint of an Afghan trader the Afghanistan border authorities had apprehended around fifteen Pakistani trucks on the Afghan side of the Torkham. Afridi said on the directives of assistant political agent of Landikotal they held several rounds of talks with the Afghan officials. He said after their final successful meeting with Afghan border Commissioner Nisar Khan Shinwari and border commander Amin the Pakistani trucks were released. The released trucks later started their journey toward Pakistan.
Meanwhile the Torkham authorities foiled a bid to smuggle foreign made Mobile sets from Afghanistan. Officials said that a long trailer truck loaded with coal was stopped and after searching out the trucks some 90 expensive Tablet mobile phones concealed in coal bags were recovered. He said the driver of the truck was arrested and sent to Landikotal lockup.

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