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Pakistan bans entry via Torkham border without travel papers

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PESHAWAR: Pakistani border authorities at Torkham crossing have banned entry in the country without proper travel documents from today, ARY News reported.

The border management system at Torkham border being enforced from today. The border authorities had earlier announced that nobody will be permitted to enter Pakistan via the border crossing without having legal passport and valid visa from 1st June,2016 (today).

Sources said that security on Pak-Afghan border has been tighten and extra Khasadar and security force personnel have been deployed at various points in Torkham to curb the illegal entry of foreign nationals into Pakistan territory.

The travel papers of the people entering in Pakistan will be checked at eight points along the border with Afghanistan, sources said.

The officials said that the border initiative is the part of national action plan aiming to protect border which will be in the favor of long-lasting peace in both countries.

The move comes as Pakistan tries to secure the border with Afghanistan known as the Durand Line. The border is notorious for the unhindered crossing of people from both sides without proper travel papers. It is estimated that more than 10,000 people cross the border daily without any check and balance.

According to sources, the deadline for implementing the border management system was extended twice earlier due to various reasons.

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