Pakistan on Thursday reopened a crucial border crossing with Afghanistan two days after it was closed following the Taliban’s violent occupation of the border town of Afghanistan.
Authorities closed the border when the Taliban seized Spin Boldak from Afghan government forces on July 14, leaving thousands of people surrounded and trading.
Read: Pakistan reopened crossing the Chaman border
With the capture of Wesh Mandi, Afghanistan’s border town, and areas near the Bab-e-Dosti Gate in the Chaman region, the Afghan group has said it has achieved one of the country’s most important milestones as US troops deploy.
After the Taliban advance, border crossings were closed to Pakistan and a large security force was deployed.
According to Balochistan Levies officials, the Chaman border was temporarily opened to pedestrians two days after the return of missing Afghan citizens to Pakistan. Crossing the border is said to be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.
Levite officials also added that the Covid-19 border test is necessary for those who have entered Pakistan, and only those who have valid certificates are allowed to cross the border.
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Since the relocation of Pakistan, thousands of Afghans have now used the site to return home, while many Pakistanis from the border have returned.
Strict security measures have been taken at the event.