PESHAWAR (Staff Report) – The border authorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan have formally agreed on a ceasefire at the Torkham border and waved white flags to signal the agreement on both sides of the border.

Border authorities on both sides met for a short meeting following which they waved white flags on their respective sides, according to official sources.

Construction work at the Torkham gate also started following the ceasefire announcement.

Earlier, in response to “unprovoked” border violations by Afghan forces which killed Army Major Jawad Ali Changezi, among others, Pakistani forces took over several key border posts of Afghanistan, including the Sheraz checkpost.