Pak-Afghan border at Torkham reopened
[Dawn] The Pakistain-Afghanistan border
...also known as Pashtunistan, home of ignorance, poverty, and automatic weapons...
at Torkham was reopened on Saturday after it was earlier shut down in protest over incidents of torture to Pak truck drivers by Afghan forces.
Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistain, Mohammad Omar Daudzai, was also summoned to the Pak Foreign Office regarding the incidents, DawnNews reported.
According to a Foreign Office spokesperson, ambassador Daudzai was summoned to the FO in Islamabad and informed that these incidents of torture upon Pak citizens would not be tolerated.
The ambassador assured Pakistain that the Afghan government would investigate the matter and those responsible would be punished accordingly.
He also reassured that the Afghan government would ensure that such incidents do not recur in the future.
Pak security guards had closed the border crossing on Friday for the second time in a week to register their protest against what they called the illegitimate treatment of Afghan police with Pak nationals in Afghanistan. The closure of border also effectively stopped all supplies to Afghanistan and entry of thousands of Afghan nationals into Pakistain.
According to reports, the incident was apparently a tit-for-tat response after a group of Afghan passengers were meted a similar treatment on Thursday by some unidentified people near the border on Pak side.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-30