Pakistani-Afghan border opens for 2 days

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani authorities Tuesday (March 7) re-opened check-points on the Afghan border for two days to let stranded travellers with valid documents to cross in both directions, media reported.

Only pedestrians -- not vehicles -- are allowed to cross during the two days, Geo TV reported.

Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's advisor on foreign affairs and national security, informed Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal of the decision to keep Torkham and Chaman open through Wednesday (March 8), Dunya TV reported Tuesday.

Pakistan shut down the crossings February 16 after a spate of terrorist attacks nationwide.

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