PM orders opening of Pak-Afghan border at Chaman

By: News Desk      Published: 12:14 PM, 20 Mar, 2020
PM orders opening of Pak-Afghan border at Chaman
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that he had given orders to open the Pak-Afghan border crossing at Chaman and promised full support to the people of Afghanistan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Despite global pandemic of COVID 19, we remain committed to supporting our Afghan brothers & [and] sisters,” he said.

“I have given instructions to open the Chaman-Spinboldak border & [and] let trucks crossover into Afghanistan. In time of crisis, we remain steadfast with Afghanistan,” he noted.

The National Security Council had earlier decided to close the western borders to stop the coronavirus spread given the fact that most of the cases in Pakistan were of those who had travelled to Iran – the third most affected country in the world in terms of deaths.