International Affairs

Pakistan vows to reopen border crossing with Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani vowed, the other day, that the country would reopen its border crossing with Afghanistan to US-led forces once it could be confident of security. According to a private television channel, Hussain Haqqani had said it was closing the Torkham border crossing after NATO helicopters killed three troops on their own side of the border.

“I think as soon as we can ensure the security of the convoys moving through the Khyber Pass, we will have them moving again,” Husain Haqqani said. “In a situation like that, if the supplies were continuing, there would have been a possibility that there may have been a security situation that we had to deal with,”

Haqqani said Pakistan ordered the closure for security reasons due to public outrage over the killing of the troops.-SANA

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