Islamabad, Pakistan: The cross-border moment through Pakistan’s South-western Chaman border has increased due to Taliban attack on Afghanistan.
“About 18,000 people are now crossing the border on a daily basis,” Hameed Ullah, the head of the Coronavirus Health team at the Chaman border.
Earlier, approximately 12,000 people used to cross this border in a single day, the official added.
People also informed that there is a “situation of tension at the Chaman border” at the moment and “thousands of people” are coming to Pakistan side of the border.
A few days back, the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Chaman was reopened on August 14 after the Taliban’s forceful shutdown of the border.
The terror group last month captured the Chaman crossing through its aggressive offensive against the Afghan government forces
This decision of opening the border was taken following a meeting between Pakistani and Taliban officials, Dawn newspaper reported. The transit trade and import and export of goods have resumed which had remained suspended for over a week