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Waziristan trade route with Afghanistan reopens

Waziristan trade route with Afghanistan reopens

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May 21, 2018 - 11:28

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A Pak-Afghan trade route in the tribal region of South Waziristan has reopened after fruitful negotiations between tribal elders and the government.

As the Angoor Adda route reopened, some 200 vehicles laden with export items rolled into Afghanistaninfo-icon, local administration sources told journalists.

Closure of the border crossing had touched off angry protests by area residents about a week ago. Traders are averse to the establishment of a customs clearance office in Angoor Adda.

On Sunday, according to The News, elders and local traders held a meeting with the political agent and commandant of the Frontier Corps in Wana.

They had asked the Federal Board of Revenue to shift the facility to Wana, the agency headquarters, from Angoor Adda a notified trade route with Afghanistan.

Instead, the authorities relocated the customs clearance office to the Tank of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The office would temporarily function in Angoor Adda. Another jirgainfo-icon will convene 10 days after Eidul Fitr to identify an appropriate site for the office.

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