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Ghulam Khan border crossing in NWA reopened for trade with Afghanistan

Ghulam Khan border crossing in NWA reopened for trade with Afghanistan
March 09, 2018

MIRANSHAH, 09 March: The Ghulam Khan border crossing in North Waziristan Agency has finally been reopened in a bid to boost bilateral trade with Afghanistan, officials said here on Friday.

The Ghulam Khan border is the third major crossing point with Afghanistan which has been reopened after almost three and a half years. The border was closed in June 2014 after the security forces started Operation Zarb-e-Azb against Taliban in North Waziristan.

According to officials of the political administration, the border has been reopened on trial basis. The reopening was earlier scheduled for March 7, but it was deferred due to non-availability of certain facilities, necessary for cross-border movement.

On Friday, a convoy of trucks carrying different merchandise, entered Afghanistan from Pakistan after completing the required formalities. Officials of the political administration, Customs and security forces were present on the occasion and greeted the traders. They saw off the truckers at the crossing point.

The local business community has welcomed the reopening of the border and hoped that with the reopening of the route, trade activities between Pakistan and Afghanistan would be further increased.


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