First consignment to Central Asia crosses new Pak-Afghan border crossing

Residents of Afghanistan’s Khost province, N Waziristan hailed the development, says Pakistan’s envoy

News Desk February 13, 2021
Paki-Afghan border crossing point, Ghulam Khan. PHOTO: TWITTER/@AmbassadorSadiq

First transit consignment to Central Asia passed through Pakistan-Afghan border point — Ghulam Khan Crossing — which was opened in June last year to promote business activities among the regional countries.

Pakistan’s Special Representative to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq said in a tweet on Saturday that the route is the shortest between Pakistan, Afghanistan and beyond.

He added that the residents of Khost province of Afghanistan and Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district hailed the development as it will create job opportunities for locals.

“Congrats: first transit consignment to Central Asia passed through Ghulam Khan crossing yesterday. This route is the shortest between Pakistan's coast & Afghanistan & beyond. Residents of Khost province celebrated this development which will create jobs in Khost & N Waziristan,” he wrote on his Twitter handle.


Pakistan last year opened its three border points with Afghanistan, including Torkham, Chaman and Ghulam Khan, for 24/6 in order to increase the volume of trade and promote business activities between the two countries.

According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, the three border terminals would remain open for imports and exports from and to Afghanistan, with an unlimited number of trucks to be allowed per day for both Afghan transit and bilateral trade, while ensuring the standard operating procedures and protocols related to the Covid-19.


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