Chaman Check Post on Afghanistan – Pakistan Border Impacted by fresh restrictions
Chaman checkpost is one of two main border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the second crossing present in the north at Torkham.
Earlier, Pakistan had closed its border with Afghanistan citing security concerns. The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated drastically since the Taliban took control of Kabul last year in mid-August.
The border official were presently allowing only those people with legal documents to enter the country, according to American broadcaster.
Fresh restrictions have now been imposed by Pakistani authorities at the Chaman border with Afghanistan with more stringent rules. These have have adversely affected the movement of ordinary people between the two countries, a media report said.
“New restrictions imposed by Pakistani authorities at the Chaman border with Afghanistan has adversely effected the movement of ordinary people between the two countries, residents say. Pakistani border officials say only those with legal documents are allowed to cross the border,” said Voice of America (VOA) DEEWA in a tweet on Tuesday.
A combination of a suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets, and international sanctions on the Taliban, have plunged the country, already suffering from high poverty levels, into a full-blown economic crisis.