'Pakistan eases restrictions on movement of cargo trucks, containers at Torkhum, Chaman crossing points'

10:35 PM | 8 Apr, 2020
'Pakistan eases restrictions on movement of cargo trucks, containers at Torkhum, Chaman crossing points'
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday decided to facilitate the movement of cargo trucks and containers to cross-over into Afghanistan through Torkham and Chaman border crossing points thrice a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from April 10, 2020, onwards.

The decision was taken in response to Afghanistan Government’s special request and based on humanitarian considerations, a Foreign Office statement issued here said.

According to the statement, this step was being taken following consultations and coordination between both sides as per agreed-upon protocols.

“As a neighbor and in view of fraternal relations, Pakistan remains in abiding solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, particularly at this time of the global pandemic,” the statement concluded.