close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
May 2, 2013

Torkham border reopens after Afghan apology

World

AFP
May 2, 2013

LANDIKOTAL: The Pakistani border authorities reopened the Torkham border after Afghan officials formally apologised for the manhandling of Khassadar force personnel by an Afghan policeman, officials said on Wednesday.
The Torkham border was closed on Tuesday morning as a mark of protest after an Afghan policeman misbehavior with a Pakistani border security personnel. Assistant Political Agent of Landikotal Dr Azmat Wazir told The News that they had closed the Torkham border in protest against the trashing and manhandling of a Khassadar.
He said Afghan border police head Inayatullah Shinwari had been asked to take notice of the incident. He said Shinwari formally tendered an apology and assured the Pakistani authorities that such thing will not happen in the future.
The Torkham border was reopened after the assurance was held out. Hundreds of trucks carrying goods and passengers that had been stranded on both sides started heading towards their destinations.
Meanwhile: Pakistani and Afgan officials discussed bilateral and security issues at a meeting held the Pakistani side of Torkham border.Officials said a six-member team led by Afghan Consul General in Jalalabad Habibur Rehman met Col Mushtaq and border administrative Tehsildar Miraj Khan.