In an effort to bring back stranded Pakistanis home, the government has reopened the border crossing with Afghanistan at Torkham, said Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yusuf on Tuesday.
Pakistan and Aghanistan governments have come to terms with regards to allowance of Afghan nationals to exit Pakistan amidst coronavirus pandemic
Pakistani patient identified as Muhammad Asghar is an employee in the Pakistan Embassy in Afghanistan.
Torkham gate has been closed for security purposes and the matter is being coordinated with Afghan authorities, said FO.
Foreign Office (FO) confirmed on Wednesday that two rockets fired from the Afghan side of border landed in Pakistan's area today.
The border has been opened on trial basis for twenty-four hours since 2nd of this month
He said job opportunities will also be created for the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan besides enhancing trade with Central Asian countries.
Sources added that the move was an important step towards increasing transit trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The government has also decided to open seven more gates on Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.