Government to Open Chaman, Torkham borders 6 days a week for trade
Peshawar: The Government of Pakistan has recently announced to reopen the country’s Torkham and Chaman border posts for 6 days a week to revive trade, a news source reported.
The decision has been made for 6 days a week until further notice, according to the notification issued by the Ministry of Interior. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the authorities had closed the borders on March 27.
As per the notification, the border posts will be open for 24 hours for six days a week to promote and revive the trade between the two countries that faced a major halt because of the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The pedestrians will have to follow a strict set of standard operating procedures (SOPs). These SOPs will be in line with the ones set out for airline passengers.
The authorities will allow trucks to pass through at all hours but under strict guidelines and SOPs.