Pakistan-Afghanistan border remains close for ninth day

26 Aug, 2016 2:07 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Chaman border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains closed for the ninth consecutive day after Afghan protesters burned a Pakistani flag.

Hundreds of people and containers-mounted trailers stood at the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman.

Hundreds of Afghans assembled near the Friendship Gate and started shouting anti-Pakistan slogans. The protesters carrying placards and banners that had slogans against Pakistan, they bombarded the Gate with stones.

“The Friendship Gate at the Pak-Afghan border had been closed after the flag burning incident. The border will remain close for an indefinite period with Afghanistan.

The NATO supplies and cross-border trade between Islamabad and Kabul has been suspended.

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