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Pak-Afghan border to be re-opened temporarily: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Monday said that Pak-Afghan border would be opened for two days on Tuesday.

He said border along Afghanistan at Torkham and Chaman will be opened on Tuesday and the day after to provide an opportunity to those nationals of Afghanistan who had come to Pakistan on valid visas and wished to return to their country.

The crossing points will also be opened on these two days for those nationals of Pakistan who had gone to Afghanistan on valid visas and wished to return to the country.

The spokesperson added the decision has been conveyed by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to the Afghan ambassador by telephone.

All concerned at the two crossing points have also been informed.

This should be noted that Pakistan has for an indefinite period of time closed its border along Afghanistan in a bid to stop movement of terrorists from Afghanistan into Pakistan.

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