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.

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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.

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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.

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