Good Place. Good Things. Good Time.

Pakistan closes Chaman border with Afghanistan

Pakistan closes Chaman border with Afghanistan

Islamabad: Pakistan has closed its Chaman border with Afghanistan citing security concerns.

“We want peace and stability in Afghanistan. We have put up a fence on the border,” the Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said, as quoted by The Express Tribune. Rashid added that “due to some concerns” the border at Chaman was being closed temporarily.

“However, we will not allow chaos to spread. There are no Americans left in Pakistan. Those who came have left”, he said.

Pedestrian traffic through Pakistan’s south-western Chaman border crossing has swiftly increased after the Taliban’s hostile takeover of Afghanistan over the last few weeks.

“About 18,000 people are now crossing the border on a daily basis,” Hameed Ullah, the head of the COVID-19 Health team at the Chaman Border told CNN last month.

Pakistan believes that the incoming “government” in Afghanistan would take “effective” measures against the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the director-general of the media wing of the country’s military said.

Last week, Director General of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said that Islamabad expected a “cordial” relationship with the new political dispensation in Kabul.

Pakistan has handed over a list of most-wanted terrorists affiliated with the banned TTP operating from the war-torn neighbouring country to the Taliban.

Pakistan shared the list with Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhundzada after they took control of Kabul recently, Tribune reported. Reportedly, Akhundzada had set up a three-member commission to investigate Pakistan’s claim that the TTP was using Afghanistan to plot cross-border terrorist attacks.

Last month, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid had said that the issue of the TTP, a proscribed organisation, is one that the Imran Khan government must resolve, not Afghanistan.

In an interview with Geo News, Mujahid had said, “The issue of the TTP is one that Pakistan will have to deal with, not Afghanistan. It is up to Pakistan, and Pakistani Ulemas and religious figures, not the Taliban, to decide on the legitimacy or illegitimacy of their war and to formulate a strategy in response.”

Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS.

Search more articles here: Pakistan closes Chaman border with Afghanistan

Read original article here: Pakistan closes Chaman border with Afghanistan

Disclaimers and Denial of responsibility..!

Denial of responsibility! is an automatic aggregator of all media around the world. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – . The content will be deleted within 72 hours.
You might also like
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.