Pakistan to reopen Wagah border on July 15

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Jul, 2020. 01:51 pm

The government of Pakistan has decided to reopen the Wagah border to resume Afghan exports through the crossing.

According to the details, a statement issued today said that the government decided to resume exports through the border on special requests from the Government of Afghanistan.

The statement said a decision has been taken to facilitate Afghanistan’s transit trade.

The border will reopen on July 15 after implementing coronavirus related SOPs.

“With this step, Pakistan has fulfilled its commitments under Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA),” the FO statement read.

Moreover, Pakistan remains fully committed to further strengthening its bilateral relations with Afghanistan in all areas including trade, and to facilitate Afghanistan’s transit trade under APTTA, the statement added.

Earlier Pakistan had previously closed all its borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan

Pakistan’s coronavirus recoveries have crossed 161,000 after 5,217 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest figures by the National Command Operation Center, the total number of recovered people has risen to 161,917.

The total coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached 251,625.

Sindh has so far reported 105,533 cases, Punjab has 87,043, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 30,486 and Balochistan has 11,185 infections.

Punjab has reported 487 new coronavirus cases, according to the government’s portal.

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