Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan will officially inaugurate the border crossing at Torkham between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Ajmal Wazir Khan, spokesperson of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, told local media that the PM will inaugurate the Torkham crossing today on Saturday.
The Pak-Afghan border has been opened on a trial basis for twenty-four hours since the 2nd of this month. By opening the border, bilateral trade and economic activities will promote between the two countries.
The countries have increased the number of counters to more than 20 and also deployed additional officials from both sides of the border to smoothly continue the trade activities for 24 hours, Sources said.
Yao Jing, China’s ambassador to Pakistan, said yesterday that Beijing is ready to build a cold store and provide additional facilities in the Torkham area to encourage trade and development in the region.
The Chinese ambassador said during a two-day international conference on ‘Belt and Road Initiative, Pakistan and China Economic Corridor and Trans-Regional Integration’ that, “The functioning of the Torkham border crossing is very meaningful for expansion of trade in future,”
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