After the closure of three months, the Pak-Afghan Ghulam Khan border has been reopened by the North Waziristan District Administration.
According to the Deputy Commissioner of North Waziristan Shahid Ali, the border has been reopened after consulting all the related authorities for all kinds of trade, traffic, and pedestrians.
Many Pakistani nationals were stuck in different areas of Afghanistan including Paktika and Khost. All those stranded Pakistanis along with the Afghan nationals were waiting for the border to reopen.
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Everyone can cross the border while ensuring strict COVID-19 safety conventions. The deputy commissioner said that they have started screening the people coming from Afghanistan.
After the reopening of the border, the crossing point was blocked with heavy traffic as a lot of people reached the crossing point. The commissioner added that they are trying their best to facilitate everyone who had been suffering a lot after the closure.
Medical facilities are being provided to people reaching the border. Moreover, those people who are receiving some COVID-19 symptoms are being sent to the isolation centers set up in the district. The Deputy Commissioner added that the district administration is taking all measures to avoid the virus from spreading.