Kabul: According to Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry, the Torkham border crossing point between Afghanistan and Pakistan is reopened, and individuals with travel credentials can cross it.
In May, Pakistan stated that it would restrict all of its borders with Afghanistan to pedestrian traffic in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 from across the border.
The limitations were previously established for the last week of the fasting month and the first week of Eid ul-Fitr, when Pakistan expected a large inflow of Afghans. However, the prohibition was later extended indefinitely.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Kabul on Thursday, and the reopening of the border point was announced as a result of his visit.
According to local media sources, during Qureshi’s one-day visit to Kabul and meetings with officials here, topics of mutual interest such as reopening border crossing points and expanding trade and economic cooperation were discussed.