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Army announces to open Pak-Afghan border gate at Angoor Adda

Army announces to open Pak-Afghan border gate at Angoor Adda

Tribal elders holding a Jirga with military officers for opening of Angoor Adda border gate. - Photo by Rizwan Mehsud

April 20, 2017

WANA, 20 April: The Pakistan Army has announced to open the Angoor Adda gate at the Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan Agency.

The announcement was made by General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Nauman Zakaria at a Jirga with the elders of Mehsud, Wazir, Dotani and Sulemankhel tribes in Wana, the main town of South Waziristan, on Wednesday evening. During the Jirga, Malik Masood Ahmed and Malik Ajmal informed the GOC about problems faced by the area people due to closure of the border. They demanded end to difficulties of tribesmen.

Major General Nauman on the occasion announced to open Angoor Adda gate for trade activities and travelling. He also announced to return the confiscated vehicles of local tribesmen and provide facilities to the people at security check posts. He said people involved in disturbing law and order will be dealt with sternly.

Political Agent Zafarul Islam Khattak, Commanding Officer South Waziristan Scouts Colonel Taimur Daud, assistant political agents and military officials attended the Jirga. The Jirga members thanked the Pakistan Army for opening the border gate.

Like other border crossing points, Angoor Adda gate was also closed in February after terrorist attack in Sehwan Sharif which was claimed by militants based in Afghanistan. Torkham and Chaman borders have already been opened, while the border crossings in North Waziristan and Kurram tribal agencies are still closed.

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