Pakistan once again has expressed deep concerns, over terrorist activities in Afghanistan and inability of its interim government to check the cross border movement of TTP and international terrorists into the neighboring countries.
In its weekly press briefing in Islamabad Spokesperson of the Foreign Office, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that terrorist movement from Afghanistan into Pakistan is a matter of deep concern for Pakistan.
While referring to the recent terrorist’s attack in Chitral, in which at least six soldiers of Pakistan security forces were martyred and 16 terrorists were killed, she said the officials of both the countries are in contact.
To a question of Khyber News regarding Torkham crossing point, the spokesperson said that Pakistan has reservations about the misuse of transit trade between the two countries.
She said Pakistan has always provided full assistance to the Landlocked Afghanistan but unfortunately, terrorists are taking advantage of complexities in the transit trade between the two countries.
Torkham Gate, the main trade and travel route between the two courtiers which is been closed for the ninth consecutive day after Afghan forces resorted to indiscriminate firing after Pakistan border officials tried to stop Afghan side of an illegal structure in the prohibited area.
Khyber News has reported a protest by local traders in Lundi Kotal Bazar near the Torkham gate who were demanding opening of the border immediately as the closure is casting them dearly.
According to Khyber News report, a large number of commercial vehicles have been parked, both sides of the border, loaded with vegetables, fruits and perishable items casting the traders of both sides millions of dollars.
On the other hand, interm Prime Minister Anwar Haq Kakar has said that Afghan citizens living illegally in Pakistan shall soon be sent back to their country.
The interim Prime Minister have also expressed concerns over American weaponry in the hands of terrorists which is also available in black market besides those weapon has been used in the Nushki and Panjgur terrorist attacks.