Pakistan-Afghansitan Ghulam Khan border reopens

Pakistan's North Waziristan District Administration on Monday reopened the Ghulam Khan crossing point on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border after over three months closure due to the COVID-19

Jun 29, 2020
Image
a

Pakistan's North Waziristan District Administration on Monday reopened the Ghulam Khan crossing point on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border after over three months closure due to the COVID-19.

North Waziristan Deputy Commissioner Shahid Ali said: "The border has been reopened after consultations with relevant authorities for all kinds of traffic, trade and pedestrians," The Express Tribune reported.

A large number of Pakistani nationals were standard in Khost, Paktika and other areas of Afghanistan.

Similarly, Afghan nationals were also waiting for the border to reopen after its closure.

"People are being allowed to cross the border while ensuring strict coronavirus safety protocols. We have started screening our people who are coming from Afghanistan," the deputy commissioner said.

He said that they were providing medical facilities to the people arriving from Afghanistan and that those who showed COVID-19 symptoms were sent to the quarantine centre in the district.

The district administration has taken measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, he added.

Newsletter Subscription

The subscriber's email address.
Stay informed - subscribe to our newsletter.
a

Mental health, suicide prevention needs greater attention during pandemic: WHO

With the COVID-19 pandemic still accelerating and impacting people in multiple ways, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called upon countries in the South-East Asia region to pay…

Tweets about SAMonitor
SAM Facebook
a

Indian paramilitary to induct transgender officers

In a socially transformation step, the Indian government has decided to induct members of the transgender community in the country's elite paramilitary forces ending discrimination against the…