Ghulam Khan crossing point of Pak-Afghan border reopens on tribal basis



MIRANSHAH: The Pak-Afghan border was reopened on Friday for trade activities at Ghulam Khan, North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on trial basis.

Ghulam Khan border was closed for every sort of economic activities as well as for tribesmen living on both sides of Pak-Afghan border on June 15, 2014, when the armed forces launched military operation Zarb-i-Azab.

The border was later opened for the return of displaced persons, who had migrated to the adjacent Khost province of Afghanistan.

The tribal people and elders have termed the postponement of border opening “meaningless. They were of the view that most of the population of NWA depends on the bilateral trade, therefore, this border should be opened.

Ghulam Khan border is considered third important crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan after Chaman in Balochistan and Torkham in Khyber Agency.