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Pak opens another border crossing point for Afghan trade

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today said that it has opened another crossing point on the border with to facilitate transit trade.

The decision came close on the heels of a meeting between Prime Minister and President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of SCO summit in

Foreign office said in a statement that opened Kharlachi crossing with in Kurram tribal district "with effect from today."

"The decision reflects Pakistan's continued efforts for facilitating transit and trade through Pakistan," it said.

It also clarified that this is not a pedestrians crossing, but is meant for facilitation of trade and transit vehicles.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 18:57 IST