Pak-Afghan border to remain closed for two-days
In view of the upcoming Presidential election in Afghanistan, Pakistan on Thursday decided to close all passageways and cargo terminals, except for emergency patients, along the Afghanistan border for two days from Friday, September 26.
In view of the upcoming Presidential election and in support of domestic transition in Afghanistan, it has been decided to close all passageways/Cargo terminals (except for emergency patients) on 27-28 September 2019, said Foreign Office in a statement.
The statement said that it has been decided to enhance the strict security check of all pedestrian and trading vehicles till Sunday.
On Saturday, Afghans will vote in the country’s fourth presidential election.
On September 28, Afghanistan will hold the country’s fourth presidential election since Taliban rule ended in 2001.
Two main contenders for the post are Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah.
Twice delayed because of security fears, the election comes amid an intense wave of violence fueled in part by the collapse of peace talks between the United States and Taliban leaders earlier this month.
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