Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that he has directed relevant authorities to make necessary arrangements for the Torkhum border to be opened for 24/7 services within the next six months.
The premier, in his tweet, said that the step will be instrumental in boosting bilateral trade and enhancing people to people contacts between the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The decision came in a backdrop of prime minister’s meeting with his advisor, Shehzad Arbab.The tweet has come during the time when the United States and the Taliban said they had made substantial headway in negotiations to end the 17-year US war in Afghanistan.
I have tasked the relevant govt stakeholders to make necessary arrangements for the Torkhum border to work round the clock within next 6 months. This step will be instrumental in boosting bilateral trade & enhancing people to people contacts between the two brotherly countries.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 28, 2019
Zalmay Khalilzad, who was named by President Donald Trump´s administration to find a way out of the war, held an unusually long six days of talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar.
“Meetings here were more productive than they have been in the past. We made significant progress on vital issues,” Khalilzad wrote on Twitter.