Torkham border reopens after 3-day closure


The Torkham border, the main point of transit for travellers and goods between Pakistan and Afghanistan, closed on Sunday evening, was reopened for passengers and trade transit on Thursday.

The residents had reported heavy gunfire on Monday morning near the Torkham border crossing, but the Taliban official had denied any clashes and said the situation was under control.

“The closure of the border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been causing losses to traders of the two countries. There are long queues of heavy trucks stranded on both sides of the border,” said Zia-ul-Haq Sarhadi, director of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry.