Pak-Afghan border reopens after a week.

QUETTA -- Pakistan on Monday reopened its border with Afghanistan at ChaAman, which remained cloAsed for a week hampering trade between the two neiAghboAuAring countries as well as the movement of people through the Friendship Gate.

On Nov 13, the border at Chaman was closed for an indefinite period after an armed suspect from the Afghan side opened fire on Pakistani security personnel at Friendship Gate, resuAlAting in the martyrdom of one soldier and injuries to two.

The decision to reopen the border was taken at a meeting between Pakistani borAder authorities and Taliban officials held in Chaman.

'The border has been reopened after successful negotiations with the Afghan authorities with some conditions,' Chaman Deputy CoAmAmissioner Abdul Hameed Zehri said, adding that the decisions taken at the meeting would be strictly implemented.

These screengrabs show vehicular and pedestrian traffic moving via the Friendship Gate at the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Chaman. The border post, which is a key route for the movement of goods and people between the two countries, reopened on Monday after more than a week.-Dawn

The Afghan government assured Pakistan that the terrorist involved in the firing would be arrested as soon as possible and brought to justice.

After the opening of the border, Afghan transit trade...

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