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Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban terrorists it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months.
Kabul (Daily Dunya) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that other optional sources are also available in case the enemy block the trade routes to the ...
The long-stranded convoy of trucks that stretched for miles on either side began to move after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's order to open the border at Torkham and Chaman. Pakistan closed the border in mid-February, following a string of militant ...
Trucks and other vehicles travel in the mountainous area near Torkham, close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Pakistan on March 20 ordered the border with Afghanistan to be reopened "immediately", a month after it was closed amid soaring tensions as ...
Although not many women turned up when her motorcade was passing through the Qissa Khwani Bazaar or the rough terrain of the Afridis and Shinwaris to Torkham, still many women and girls went to the airport to see a glimpse of Mrs Kennedy.
In the past month, numbers of undocumented returns slowed significantly following the closure of the Spin Boldak and Torkham borders between 16 February and 19 March owing to security concerns; the borders reopened on 20 March. Only 23 deported ...
Collector Customs also dispelled the impression that there is a drastic decrease in bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Landi Kotal: The condition of legal travel documents for local and Afghan transporters and poor management by the border guards seriously affected free flow of vehicular traffic at Torkham border on the second day of its reopening on Wednesday, ...
Fayaz Khan at Pakistan's Torkham border crossing says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's order to open the border was received late on Monday.
Khyber Agency/Quetta - Pak-Afghan borders at Torkham and Chaman were formally reopened on Tuesday for all kinds of movement following the announcement of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday.
Islamabad: The United Kingdom (UK) is impressed by how quickly Pakistan has managed to improve its security records, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on a recent visit to Pakistan.
They were concerned that due to the sheer volume of vehicles the trucks might go through Torkham and Spin Boldak gates unchecked.
Torkham and Spin Boldak gates re-opened on Tuesday morning for traffic a month after Islamabad closed the crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The crossings - Torkham at the famed Khyber Pass, and Chaman in Balochistan province - were closed last month after a wave of militant violence killed 130 people across Pakistan.
The crossings - Torkham at the famed Khyber Pass, and Chaman in Balochistan province - were closed last month after a wave of militant violence killed 130 people across Pakistan.
The Torkham and Spin Boldak gates were closed on February 16 after a suicide attack at Lal Shehbaz Qalandar shrine that killed 75 people and injured hundreds others.
The closure of the Torkham and Chaman borders has affected 80 per cent of Pakhtuns' business. In response, Baluchistan cities have gone on strike against such 'racial profiling' by Pakistan government.
Kohat: Head of the Shura of Afghan refugees in Kohat division, Ghaffar Khan, has called for opening Torkham border for bilateral trade and meeting of families living on both sides.
Speakers, including Torkham customs clearing agents' union president Hayatullah Shinwari, chairman Merajuddin Shinwari, PPP Khyber Agency president Hazrat Wali Afridi, JI Landikotal ameer Murad Hussain Afridi and Mujeeb Khan Shinwari condemned ...
Peshawar: The Coal Trade Association has demanded from the government to review the decision of Torkham gate issue and open the gate for the larger interest of the business community who had lost their goods and expenditure worth of million due to ...
the closure of border crossing points at at Torkham and Chaman in the wake of the February 17 terrorist attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine.
Peshawar: Expressing concern over the prolonged closure of Pak-Afghan border at Torkham, Pakistani coal importers have demanded of the government to allow entry of stranded vehicles loaded with coal into Pakistan otherwise they will suffer huge ...
In this March 7, 2017 photo, Afghan nationals prepare to cross the Torkham border post in Pakistan en route to Afghanistan.
Landi Kotal: The continuous closure of Torkham border has jeopardised the academic career of over 350 Afghan students who had been studying in two private schools on Pakistan side of the border.
Pakistan's Minister for commerce Khurram Dastgir said Tuesday that the Torkham gate crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan will re-open soon.
The chief of Zakha Khel tribe, Malik Abdul Halim Afridi has said during a press conference at Landikotal press club on Tuesday that Pak government should immediately reopen Torkham border to resume trade with Afghanistan urging Afghan government to ...
Mr Miankhel said that around 5,000 daily wagers on both sides of the border were rendered jobless owing closure of border crossing at Torkham. Their families were facing serious financial crisis, he said and urged both the countries to take serious ...
Security and local administration officials deployed at the Torkham border say that at least 11,000 Afghan nationals crossed the Torkham border into Afghanistan on Tuesday 7th March and around 13,000 crossed the next day while holding valid visas. At ...
Landi Kotal: Authorities at Torkham border allowed stranded vehicles loaded with Pakistani export and Afghan Transit Trade goods to go back to Peshawar and other cities of the country after a protest demonstration by the transporters on Monday ...
Gulbadeen, another stall owner at the 17th Gems and Mineral Show sponsored by provincial mineral development department, said that closure of Torkham impacted their business in Namak Mandi, Peshawar. "When Pakistan-Afghanistan border is open, the ...
Peshawar: The Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PEMA) demanded from the government to open the Torkham gate as hundreds of loaded trucks, bounded for Afghanistan are stranded and flour worth millions of rupees could have spoiled.
Landi Kotal: Authorities at Torkham border allowed stranded vehicles loaded with Pakistani export and Afghan Transit Trade goods to go back to Peshawar and other cities of the country after a protest demonstration by the transporters on Monday ...
Pakistani authorities unilaterally closed the two main border crossings of Torkham and Chaman nearly a month ago, saying a wave of suicide bombings across the country was being plotted from Afghan territory, charges Kabul rejected.
The temporary re-opening of Torkham border also saw up to 20,000 Afghans (mostly temporary travellers) returning from Pakistan, although numbers are difficult to confirm.
The closure of the Torkham crossing has led to currency exchange losses for residents and businessmen in provinces located along the Durand Line, local businessmen and residents said.
SWAT: A top police official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday said that security threats had not gone down despite the closure of the entry point at Torkham. The situation is alarming, especially in Mardan and Peshawar districts, because of the largely ...
Afghans wait to cross into their home country at the border post in Torkham, Pakistan, on March 7. Photo by Fayaz Aziz/Reuters.
Pakistani official Niaz Mohammad, based in the border town of Torkham, said 24,000 Afghans had returned to Afghanistan on foot, while 700 Pakistanis returned home, before the border was closed again at 9.30 p.m.
Vehicles carrying Afghan nationals, travel through Pakistan's famous Khyber Pass en route to neighboring Afghanistan in Pakistan, Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Afghans wait to enter Afghanistan at Pakistan's Torkham border post. Thousands of Afghans gathered at the Pakistani border to return home on Tuesday as Pakistan temporarily reopened two main crossings that had been ...
LANDIKOTAL: The Torkham border remained open on the second consecutive day on Wednesday to facilitate the stranded Afghan nationals to go back to their country.
Closing the border along specific crossings such as Torkham clearly achieves little, but the action is necessary given Afghanistan's consistent anti-Pakistan rhetoric and attitude.
At Torkham, the Frontier Corps in collaboration with the political administration made elaborate security and immigration arrangements in order to facilitate swift and speedy return of Afghans and also to avoid the Tuesday-like situation when the ...
Torkham and Chaman crossings on the Pak-Afghan border opened for the second day on Wednesday as thousands of stranded Afghans and Pakistanis crossed into their respective countries.
The political administration and security force officials have said on Wednesday that some 24000 Afghan nationals have entered Afghanistan via Torkham border in two days while some 500 Pakistani from Afghanistan also entered via Torkham on ...
Pakistani security personnel check Afghan nationals as they prepare to leave to Afghanistan, at Pakistan's Torkham border, Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Landi Kotal / Quetta: Thousands of stranded Afghans and Pakistanis crossed into their respective counties through Torkham and Chaman crossings amid tight security after the Pakistan government reopened the two main points on Tuesday for two days ...
Torkham, Pakistan (AP) -- Thousands of stranded Afghans and Pakistanis returned home on Tuesday as Pakistan temporarily reopened two main crossings that had been closed last month after a wave of militant attacks, officials said.
Torkham and Chaman crossings on the Pak-Afghan border opened for the second day on Wednesday as thousands of stranded Afghans and Pakistanis crossed into their respective countries.


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