ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to facilitate movement of cargo trucks and containers to cross-over into Afghanistan through Torkham and Chaman border crossing points in face of Coronavirus pandemic.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, in a statement, said the facilitation will be extended thrice a week, i.e. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning from Friday (tomorrow).
The spokesperson said the step was being taken following consultations and coordination between both sides as per agreed upon protocols.
Pakistan on April 8 opened Torkham and Chaman border crossings for four days to allow the exit of Afghan nationals in Pakistan, wishing to go back to their country.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui had said in a statement that the step had been taken on a special request of the Afghan government based on humanitarian considerations and to facilitate the Afghan nationals.