The border crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Torkham in Khyber district will now remain open for trade and business activities throughout the day.
All necessary arrangements have been made to facilitate businessmen for enhancing trade between the two neighbouring countries, under the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The government has also decided to open seven more gates on Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It was earlier reported in July that Pak-Afghan border at Torkham will remain operational round the clock from August to facilitate bilateral and transit trade activities.
Torkham is an Afghan city and a major border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan, it connects Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the busiest port of entry between the two countries, serving as a major transporting, shipping, and receiving site.
Highway 7 connects Torkham to Kabul through Jalalabad. On the Pakistani side, the border crossing is at the end of the N-5 National Highway, which connects it to Peshawar in the east and further connects it to Islamabad by other routes.
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27 September, 2019