Torkham border reopened for pedestrians

Pakistan’s Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan, on Saturday, has been reopened for pedestrians to allow the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan.

As per the district administration, the border reopening will be two-ways, meaning that people will be allowed to enter Afghanistan from Pakistan and vice versa.

However, the border reopening will only facilitate pedestrians, whereas vehicles including goods transport vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the country.

It is to be noted that according to the federal government’s instructions, Torkham border crossing is being kept open five days a week, with one day being specifically designated for pedestrians.

It is to be noted that the Torkham border crossing is located along international border between Afghanistan and Pakistan also known as ‘Durand Line’. It connects Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It is the busiest port of entry between the two countries, serving as a major transporting, shipping, and receiving site.