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Pakistan-Afghanistan Reopen Torkham Border Crossing for Trade After 10 Days

Trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has resumed as the Torkham border crossing, a key northwestern entry point, reopened after being closed for over 10 days. The closure was primarily due to Pakistan mandating truck drivers to obtain visas, a new requirement.

While the border has reopened, Pakistan has set a deadline of March 31 for truck drivers to acquire visas. The Torkham crossing has faced closures on multiple occasions in recent months, often due to clashes between security forces and for reasons such as fence repairs by Pakistan. The reopening follows discussions and agreements between the two nations.