Chaman border crossing opens for an hour

Chaman border crossing opens for an hour


The Chaman border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan opened on Tuesday however just for an hour.

The window allowed over 800 Afghans stranded in Pakistan to return to their nation, Pakistani officers in Chaman stated.

Equally, tons of of Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan have been allowed again in, they added.

The Bab-e-Dosti or Friendship Gate was closed after one hour.

The 2 important border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Torkhan and Chaman have been closed on and off because the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August.

The Chaman border crossing has been closed for 2 weeks now.

The closure of the Chaman border crossing has affected Pakistani exporters who staged a protest in Chaman on Friday.

Pakistani officers say the Taliban authorities officers closed the border crossing unilaterally.

The Taliban have issued no official assertion.

In August, the Taliban demanded that Afghan nationals be allowed to enter Pakistan with out a visa after displaying solely the Tazkira (the Afghan id card). Pakistan allowed Afghans to enter the nation on Tazkira after the Taliban closed the Chaman border crossing for every week.

Balochistan Inside Minister Ziaullah Langove later stated that Pakistan wouldn’t permit Afghan nationals to enter the nation illegally.

Nonetheless, the current border closure comes for a very completely different cause.

Numerous Afghan nationals keen to depart their nation to flee the Taliban rule have reportedly used the Torkham and Chaman border crossings to enter Pakitan for an onward journey to different locations or to stay within the nation.

The Taliban have now tightened the border management to stop folks from going “abroad,” a report by the Guardian suggests.

Their resolution has triggered sufferings for critically unwell Afghans in search of medical therapy in Pakistan, it stated.

1000’s of Afghans have commonly crossed into Pakistan to hunt medical therapy for years.

Nonetheless, after the border closure by the Taliban and Pakistan’s resolution to permit solely visa holders to cross, Afghans have confronted hardship. Final week, a younger Afghan woman and her male cousin perished whereas attempting to cross into Pakistan by way of a mountain path. They weren’t permitted to cross both Chaman or Torkham border checkpoints, the household stated.

On Sunday Pakistan allowed almost a thousand Afghan college students to cross the Torkhan border crossing into Pakistan.

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