The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) said that after an 11-day suspension, Torkham crossing has reopened for trucks.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad, said that truck commuting will continue normally, and along with Torkham crossing, Ghulam Khan, Dand-e-Patan, and Angor Ada crossings were also reopened, he said.
“The transit problem was solved and trade with Pakistan continues as in the past,” said Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad.
Meanwhile, officials in the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock and Produce Union say that in the past 11 days they had many losses.
“Our traders in the ten days that the port was blocked were harmed, may God not allow the repeat of such a problem,” Akhtar Mohammad Ahmadi, the deputy of the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock told TOLOnews.
“We have visited Torkham and there were 700 to 800 trucks loaded with onions and most of the onions have spoiled,” said Ghulam Hazrat, the head of the Produce Union.
“As long as such problems persist between Afghanistan and the government of Pakistan, it has a direct impact on the economy of both countries,” said Mahboobullah Mohammadi, a trader.
According to available information, Pakistan has given a one-month deadline for Afghan businesspeople and drivers to obtain passports and visas.