PM Imran inaugurates Torkham Border

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Sep, 2019. 05:51 pm
Torkham Border inaugurated by PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated 24/7 Torkham Terminal at Pak-Afghan border here on Wednesday.

The terminal will serve round the clock, seven days a week.

Torkham border in Khyber District has been open twenty-four hours on trial basis since 2nd of this month.

The Project has been completed at a cost of 16 billion rupees.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister said it is historic day for promoting trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He said trade has already witnessed fifty percent increase between the two countries as a result of the opening of this round the clock facility.

The Prime Minister said peace in Afghanistan will change the whole region as it will trigger greater trade activity up to the Central Asian States.

He said this will also generate immense job opportunities for our peoples.

On the stalled Afghan peace process, the Prime Minister said Pakistan will make its utmost effort for the resumption of the peace process.

He said it will be tragedy if the talks do not resume and the Taliban do not participate in the Afghan elections.

The PM said that he will insist for resumption of peace process during his meeting with the US President Donald Trump on Monday.

He said peace in Afghanistan is in the interest of Afghan people as well as Pakistan.

Imran Khan said Pakistan has tried its best to improve relations with Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, and other senior civil and military officials were also present on the occasion.

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