The Afghan nationals stranded across the Torkham port were allowed by Pakistan to enter Afghanistan with their national Identity Cards (ID), local officials said.
According to the officials, more than 3,000 Afghans entered Afghanistan from Pakistan over the past two days.
Two days ago, an Afghan citizen committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a truck after he was not allowed by the Pakistani forces to enter Afghanistan.
The photos circulated on social media show an elder Afghan throwing himself in front of a truck.
The Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad also identified the man as an Afghan national and said he committed suicide after he was prevented from reaching the crossing's gate by Pakistani forces.
“We have talked about this matter many times--the Afghans can enter Afghanistan via their national identity cards,” said Sayed Ghaziullah Hashimi, an Afghan official at the gate.
Meanwhile, the Afghans who returned to the country with their IDs complained of problems at Torkham gate.
“I went to Pakistan four months ago for treatment. I have faced severe problems. They would ask for a bribe,” said Emal, an Afghan.
Meanwhile, Afghans seeking health treatment in Pakistan expressed their concerns over the long time waiting for a Pakistani visa.
“Whenever we want to go to Pakistan, they ask for a passport. We don’t have the capacity to forge a passport for ourself,” said Mohammad, a relative of a patient.
Meanwhile, residents on both sides called on the officials of the two countries to improve facilities between the two countries.