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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the reopening of the Pak-Afghan border with immediate effect as a goodwill gesture, considering the two countries' religious, cultural and historical relations.
"A durable peace in Afghanistan is essential for peace and stability in the region," he said.
Sharif asserted that prolonged closure of the Pak-Afghan border was against the interests of the people and the economy of the two countries.
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