CHAMAN: Pakistan on Saturday reopened Bab-e-Dosti (friendship gate) at Chaman on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan on request from Afghan authorities.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan has its area under eff con after the Chaman incident, having pushed back Afghan Border police troops. Census has been completed in the Pakistani side of the divided villages.
It has been agreed upon by Pakistan authorities that cease fire shall continue to be maintained and no border violation will be acceptable and Pakistani troops will maintain its positions along International Border in Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir on Pakistani side of the border.
Chaman was closed for all kinds of traffic on May 5 after Afghan Border Police opened fire on para-military troops providing security of census team resulting in the martyrdom of at least 11 Pakistanis including a soldier and causing injuries to 48 others.
The clashes continued for the day, with Pakistan Army retaliating with full force. According to security sources, the Afghan forces were threatening locals to not take part in the census. DNA