Bab-e-Dosti remains close on 15th straight day


CHAMAN: The Bab-e-Dosti in Chaman on Pak-Afghan border remained close on fifteenth consecutive day on Friday with halted activities of two-way trade, transport and NATO supplies.
The gate has been closed as a result of the Afghan forces’ attack on Frontier Corps Balochistan soldiers on May 5 killing at least 11 and injuring several others.
Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to maintain a ceasefire till a consensus is reached during a one-star border flag meeting between representatives of both countries at the Friendship Gate Chaman, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Wednesday.
The Pakistani delegation was led by DIG FC Balochistan and the Afghan delegation was represented by former Brigadier Afghan Border Police.
During the meeting Afghan delegation asked the Pakistani troops, deployed within its international border at Killi Jahangir and Killi Luqman, to move out from the area before conducting census survey.
However, the Pakistani delegation maintained that the troops were deployed along the international border on Pakistan side and shall remain there.
Meanwhile, reports have been received that census activities were kicked off today in both the villages.


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