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Pak-Afghan Border At Torkham Reopened

Quetta (October 21, 2018): Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham was reopened for all sorts of traffic on Sunday, while Chaman border is still closed.

The border was remained closed for two-day due to parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.

Earlier,  Pakistan had closed friendship gates on Pak-Afghan border crossing points at Chaman and Torkham closed for Friday and Sunday. The crossing points were closed on the Afghan request due to elections in the country.

Afghanistan, parliamentary elections were held yesterday except Kandahar and Ghazni provinces. Second round of election is being held today.The United Nations, which has been supporting the process has urged Afghans to use this opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote and called for the election to take place in a safe and secure environment.

Thousands of police and soldiers were deployed across the country. Nine candidates and hundreds of people were killed and wounded in election-related attacks.

Nearly nine million people registered to vote in the elections.

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