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2019-09-19 India-Pakistan
'Historic day': PM Imran inaugurates 24/7 border crossing at Torkham
[DAWN] Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
on Wednesday formally inaugurated the opening of the Torkham border crossing for 24 hours.
That’s an entrance to Afghanistan for those, like me, who are not geography mavens. It connects Afghanistan's Nangarhar province with Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the busiest crossing along the border, serving as a major transporting, shipping, and receiving site. On the Afghan side the highway goes to Kabul via Jalalabad; on the Pakistani side the highway goes to Peshawar, then connects to Islamabad. Forward Operating Base Torkham (FOB Torkham) hosts an American contingent.
The premier was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Wormtongue Qureshi
...a Pak political shape-changer. He is undistinguished except for his habit of periodically needing to have his lips reattached...
and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan as he inaugurated the Integrated Transit Trade Management System. He was also given a briefing on the border terminal.

Addressing a presser on the occasion, Prime Minister Imran said the round-the-clock opening of the border crossing will facilitate trade in the region.

"I consider this to be a very historic day," he said, noting that trade with Afghanistan had jumped by 50 per cent during the trial of the 24/7 border opening alone.

He said the region will be transformed as soon as peace is established in Afghanistan and the trade activities will reach as far as Central Asia.

"The lives of people in this region will be changed," he said, adding that Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
will become a regional hub of business activities which will generate employment opportunities.

Posted by Fred 2019-09-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6515 views ]  Top
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