By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The entry of passengers via Torkham crossing remained suspended between Pakistan and Afghanistan after the decision taken by the National Command and Operation Centre of Pakistan (NCOC) two weeks ago. However, the crossing authorities said patients with serious illness were granted permission to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan.
Sources at Torkham confirmed that Pakistanis with valid travel documents were allowed to enter the country via the Torkham crossing. They said on the directives of high-ups they allowed kidney and heart patients needing urgent health care to enter Pakistan.
He said Afghan citizens with valid visas are not being allowed to enter Pakistan. He said the ban was imposed some two weeks ago by the NCOC in its meeting in Islamabad. The police said Afghan citizens in Pakistan who want to return could go back to Afghanistan via the Torkham crossing.
Meanwhile, goods transportation from and to Afghanistan continued amid strict implementation of the corona SOPs.