Pakistan opens another border crossing point for Afghanistan trade: Sources

Foreign office said in a statement that Pakistan opened Kharlachi crossing with Afghanistan in Kurram tribal district "with effect from today".

Published: 17th June 2017 07:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2017 07:02 PM   |  A+A-

A Pakistani soldier stands guard as a G-59 Pakistani tank rolls in, on the Afghan border. (File Photo | AP)

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said that it has opened another crossing point on the border with Afghanistan to facilitate Afghan transit trade.     

The decision came close on the heels of a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of SCO summit in Astana.     

Foreign office said in a statement that Pakistan opened Kharlachi crossing with Afghanistan in Kurram tribal district "with effect from today". "The decision reflects Pakistan's continued efforts for facilitating Afghan transit and trade through Pakistan," it said.     

It also clarified that this is not a pedestrians crossing, but is meant for facilitation of trade and transit vehicles.

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