Mahmood Khan—the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has ordered to start the night services at the Torkham border from Monday on a trial basis. This would be the first-ever attempt of opening the Pak-Afghan border on a 24/7 basis.
The Chief Minister has asked for a detailed report in this matter to be presented to the office of the CM. He further said that the border would be opened officially by the PM soon which would definitely boost the regional trade and commerce.
While heading a review session of the arrangements for the opening of the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham 24/7, the CM has ordered to make sure that all the arrangements are intact and further asked all the related departments to undertake maximum efforts for ensuring its success.
The Chief Minister was briefed about the arrangements that have been finalized including the posting of the concerned officials whereas presently work is being done at the border in 2 shifts which would be extended to 3 shifts from Monday next week.
The CM asked for the lighting arrangements to be in place for the smooth operations at the border at night-time.
CM Khan also said that all the facilities have been provided by the provincial government and the opening of services at the border 24/7 would be provisioned at every cost.
He said that surprise night visits would be conducted at any time after Monday next week for inspecting the arrangements.
Mahmood Khan said that the step would boost trade and commerce between the neighboring nations and would also promote the regional trade hence producing high revenue for the nation.