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Hundreds of trucks with fruits stranded in Torkham

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Nov 15, 2020 - 16:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Businessmen and truck drivers in eastern Nangarhar province say hundreds of vehicles loaded with food and non-food items have been stopped at the Torkham port. The drivers say they waited until the legal required time for their...
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Hundreds of Pakistan-bound trucks stuck at Torkham

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Oct 07, 2020 - 21:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of trucks loaded with grapes, tomatoes, onion and potatoes and fruits have been waiting at Torkham crossing to enter Pakistan , drivers said on Wednesday.
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Pakistan fencing inside Afghan soil prevented: Amarkhel

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Sep 04, 2020 - 10:24
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan forces frustrated Pakistani militia forces’ attempt to build a fence inside Afghanistan ’s territory in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor said late Thursday. Ziaul Haq Amarkhel tweeted that the Pakistani forces...
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KP business leaders call for withdrawal of Torkham SOPs

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Jul 26, 2020 - 11:50
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-based business leaders have called for the withdrawal of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the border town of Torkham to remove hurdles to Pakistan - Afghanistan bilateral and transit trade. Sarhad...
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Pakistan reopens Spin Boldak, Torkham gates for trade

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Apr 11, 2020 - 19:24
KANDAHAR/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan reopened two major border crossings with southern and eastern Afghanistan for commercial goods and transit trade on Saturday. Pakistan recently reopened the Chaman-Spin Boldak border crossing in Kandahar...
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Durand Line closed at Torkham for a fortnight

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Mar 16, 2020 - 13:22
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Monday shut the Durand Line at Torkham for a fortnight in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. A notification from Khyber deputy commissioner’s (DC) office announced the closure of the Durand Line in compliance...
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2 detained with 10,000kg of explosives in Torkham

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Mar 10, 2020 - 17:07
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives seized 10,000 kilograms of explosives and detained two individuals in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel told a press conference here that the...
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Tribesmen warn to destroy fence if Pashteen not freed

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Feb 01, 2020 - 20:17
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Shinwari and Momand tribesmen on Saturday protested near the crossing with Pakistan against the arrest of Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement leader Manzoor Pashteen. The rally in Torkham Township warned if Pakistan did not release...
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Passengers stranded as Pakistan closes Torkham gate

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Jan 29, 2020 - 11:35
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Wednesday closed the Tokham crossing in eastern Nangarhar province citing security issues. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the government of Pakistan had closed the Torkham gate...
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Bringing in Pakistani currency not allowed: Torkham officials

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Dec 29, 2019 - 18:47
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Torkham township officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday said they did not allow people to bring in Pakistani rupees or transfer with them Afghan currency beyond need through the border crossing. Earlier, the governor...
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China funds passenger service center at Torkham port

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Nov 28, 2019 - 16:39
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): China has provided 21 million afghanis in assistance for building a passenger service center at Torkham border township in eastern Nangarhar province. Torkham mayor Eng. Rahat Gul Ziarmal told Pajhwok Afghan News that practical...
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Slow clearance of export goods at Torkham triggers concerns

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Oct 19, 2019 - 11:18
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz has voiced deep concern at the snail-paced clearance of export goods trucks at Torkham. Long queues of trucks and containers from the Ring Road in...
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Swift clearance of goods at Torkham stressed

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Oct 06, 2019 - 11:40
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has underlined the need for swift clearance of trade goods at the Torkham crossing. SCCI President Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, addressing a meeting in Peshawar, called for the removal...
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Torkham: Speedy clearance of goods stressed

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Oct 03, 2019 - 11:28
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Trade leaders from Pakistan ’s tribal district of Khyber have called for speedy clearance of goods at the Torkham border with Afghanistan , Khyber Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) office-bearers also underlined the need...
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Afghan officials chided for attending Torkham ceremony

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Sep 19, 2019 - 18:52
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some social media activists have objected to the participation of Afghan officials in the 24/7 opening of Torkham border crossing by Pakistan . Transport Minister Yama Yari and Nangarhar Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel were among...
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Healthcare city to be established in Torkham

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Sep 15, 2019 - 13:45
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government plans establishing a healthcare city in Khyber district near the Afghan border. A major medical tourism initiative for the Afghans, the healthcare city will be set up at the Zero Point on Durand...
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Torkham crossing to remain open 24/7: Pakistan

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Sep 02, 2019 - 14:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has announced keeping the Torkham crossing point open round the clock from Monday (today) for two to three weeks, a media report said. The northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has decided to initiate round-the-...
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Torkham border to be kept open round the clock

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Jul 02, 2019 - 10:56
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan will operationalise the Torkham Border round the clock with effect from August 2019. An official said on Monday. “Arrangements in this regard were finalised in a meeting of all stakeholders today,” a prime ministerial...
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Torkham border briefly closed after verbal brawl

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Jun 26, 2019 - 08:41
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Torkham border crossing briefly remained closed on Tuesday when Pakistani and Afghan guards had testy exchanges. Cross-border movement was suspended for some time in the wake of a verbal clash, with local officials refusing...
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Extortion issue at Torkham resolved, say traders

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Apr 22, 2019 - 15:53
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Traders in eastern Nangarhar province say their four-year-old issue of extorting money from goods carrying vehicles at the Torkham township has been resolved, thanks to the provincial government’s efforts. Flanked by the...
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