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Pakistani troops seal Durand Line crossings in Khost

Pakistani troops seal Durand Line crossings in Khost

May 29, 2016 - 16:38

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani security forces have blocked crossing points along the Durand Lineinfo-icon in southeastern Khost province, restricting the movement of travellers and vehicles, an official said on Sunday.

Border Police Commander Col. Raz Mohammad Mandozaitold Pajhwok Afghan News that Pakistani forces had assigned no reason for blocking the border crossing. He believed Islamabad was trying to do something fishy.

Pakistaninfo-icon has always created problems on the Durand Line and the latest adventure may be the beginning of a new crisis,” the commander remarked.

Meanwhile, businessmenand resident complained they could not cross over into Pakistan due to the closure of border crossings. The traders said they had to wait for the arrival of their goods.

Inam Rahmani, head of the Khost City Shopkeepers and Traders Association, said prices of essential items had increased because of the Durand Line closure three days ago. Nothing was allowed to enter Afghanistaninfo-icon, he alleged.

The price of a bag of floor shot up by 100 afghanis; there is also a surge in demand and a decline in supplies of basic items. Rahmani warned if goods were dispatched to Khost from Torkham, prices would further shoot up.

Mubarez Mohammad Zadran, the governor’s spokesman, said the blockade of border crossings by Pakistan soldiers had created multiple problems for traders and people who needed to go to the neighbouring or come to Khost.

“The issue is a bilateral matter and the provincial government would inform authorities in Kabulinfo-icon of the situation,” he concluded.


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