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Pak-Afghan border in Kurram to be opened today

Pak-Afghan border in Kurram to be opened today
June 18, 2017

SADDA, 18 June: The Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency will be opened today (Sunday).

The political administration said the opening of Kharlachi border crossing point will reduce the difficulties of the area people. The people of Kurram Agency use Kharlachi border to travel to Khost, Paktia and other areas in Afghanistan and the people of the neighbouring country also use this route to travel to Pakistan.

The people of Kurram Agency, particularly traders, have expressed happiness over opening of the border.

“It is a very positive development. People on both sides of the border have relations among them and they were facing many difficulties after closure of the border,” a local resident told TNN.

“Many people don’t possess passports. People bringing their patients to Parachinar from Afghanistan and traders will benefit from opening of the border,” another resident said.

Kharlachi border was closed after two blasts in Parachinar on 21 January and 31 March and another blast in Sehwan Sharif on the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in February.

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