Talks to reopen Chaman border stay inconclusive

Talks to reopen Chaman border stay inconclusive

Talks for reopening the Chaman border remained deadlocked because the assembly between Pakistan and Afghanistan officers ended with none settlement on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s delegation was led by Further
Chief Secretary Arshad Majeed whereas the Afghan Taliban was led by Kandahar
Governor Yousuf Wafa.

The closure of the Chaman border
crossing is affecting Pakistani exporters and Afghan residents dwelling alongside the
widespread border who staged a protest in Chaman on October 15.

Many Pakistani and Afghan passengers
are stranded on each side of the border, creating panic as nobody is allowed
to cross the border.

Pakistani officers mentioned that the
Taliban officers had unilaterally closed the border crossing. The Taliban have
issued no official assertion but.

Nonetheless, the Afghan delegation
tabled the next constitution for reopening the border:

  • To
    prolong operational hours on the border
  • To
    enhance gates on the border
  • To
    revamp roads and extra routes
  • To
    enable Afghan nationals on Tazkira (Afghan identification card)
  • To
    add amenities for pedestrians and merchants

Governor Kandahar Haji Yousuf Wafa
mentioned that authorities took no motion after Prime Minister Imran Khan instructed
to open the Chaman border for 18 hours.

Pakistani authorities, nevertheless,
claimed that extra employees and amenities had been required for prolonging the
border operations. Officers mentioned, they didn’t obtain any such directives

The Taliban demanded that Afghan
nationals from Kandhar, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces be allowed to enter
Pakistan with no visa – exhibiting simply the Tazkira. Pakistan had allowed
Afghans to enter the nation on Tazkira after the Taliban closed the Chaman
border crossing for per week.

Within the assembly, the Kandhar governor
provided to open borders for individuals in Quetta having Pakistan’s nationwide
identification card, like Chaman.

Balochistan Inside Minister Ziaullah Langove maintained that Pakistan wouldn’t enable anybody to enter the nation illegally.

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