Torkham border remains closed again after tension

Torkham border remains closed again after tension

Peshawar : Pakistan | Sep 15, 2012 at 5:59 AM PDT
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Torkham Boarder Pakistan

: Torkham border closed for two hours.

Torkham,the shared border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was closed for every kind of movement of the people and traffic for two hours on Saturday, official and local sources said.

The sources said that on Saturday tension broke out between the Pak forces troops and Afghan border security guards over the matter of beating and insulting of a Pakistan national, a sweeper.

Sweeper, Dilshad Maseh was insulted and beaten up by the Afghan border security personnel, sources from the border said. After exchange of hot words, troops on both sides closed the border and took positions against each other, sources said, However, the high ups of both sides intervened and held bilateral dialogues to deescalate the tension on the issue. Lieutenant Col.Mushtaq from Pakistan and Afghan commissioner Inayatullah Shinwari held successful negotiations to overcome the issue,sources said. The Afghan commissioner Inayatullah Shinwari apologized for the incident and assured that stern action would be taken against both the Afghan police officials and thus the border was reopened after two hours of suspension, sources said. The transporters and the pedestrians especially children and women on both sides suffered a lot and were waiting for two hours for the reopening of the border. This is the second time in this week that Pak Afghan border was closed for traffic over the misunderstanding between the border security personnel of the two neighbours.

sudhir is based in Peshawar, North West Frontier, Pakistan, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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