ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday decided to keep friendship gates on Pak-Afghan border crossing points at Chaman and Torkham closed for two days.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal in a statement said, “The crossing points have been closed upon Afghanistan’s request.”
The spokesperson said that the decision has been taken to support Afghanistan in smooth conduct of upcoming Parliamentary elections. Moreover, the spokesperson said that the crossing points will remain closed for all kinds of traffic except emergency cases.
Meanwhile, during the briefing, Foreign Office also confirmed that Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend the ‘Future Investment Initiative’ (FII) conference, to be held from October 23 to 25.
It was reported that the prime minister is expected to arrive in Riyadh on October 23 on the special invitation of King Salman bin Abdel Aziz, to participate in the first day of the investment conference that will host leading businesspersons, investors, corporate giants, representatives of hi-tech industry and major media outlets at one platform.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s participation is aimed at projecting Pakistan’s economic and investment potential and his vision of the country in the five years to come.
The premier will also call on King Salman and meet Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to discuss matters of mutual interest.
“PM Imran’s participation in the conference signifies our solidarity with the Kingdom in its efforts to become an emerging hub of international business and investment,” the press release stated.
The prime minister last visited Saudi Arabia on September 18.