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Sharif orders immediate reopening of Pak-Afghan border

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Prime Minister has ordered the reopening of the Pak-border with immediate effect as a goodwill gesture, considering the two countries' religious, cultural and historical relations.

Sharif hoped the would take measures to eliminate terrorists present on their soil.

"A durable peace in is essential for peace and stability in the region," he said.

Sharif asserted that prolonged closure of the Pak-border was against the interests of the people and the economy of the two countries.

had closed the border last month post a string of deadly militant attacks, which the military leadership claimed, were carried out by militants operating from safe havens in

However, temporarily opened border crossings with at Torkham and Chaman on March 7 and 8 to allow people, visiting the two counties on valid visas, to return.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 16:57 IST