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Afghan Presidential Election: Torkham Border to Remain Closed for Two Days

ISLAMABAD: Pakis­tan on Thurs­day announced the closure of all Pak-Afghan border crossings for September 27-28 for strengthening security in view of the fourth presidential election being held in Afghanistan on Saturday.

A statement issued by Foreign Office said that enhanced security checks of pedestrians and trading vehicles were started from Thursday and the process will continue till Sunday.

“In view of the upcoming presidential election and in support of domestic transition in Afghanistan, it has been decided to enhance security along the Pak-Afghan border,” said a statement.

The statement further said that in this regard strict security check of all pedestrians and trading vehicles had been ordered from Sept 26 to 29.

Meanwhile, the closure of all passage ways/cargo terminals (except for emergency patients) would be done on Sept 27 and 28.