ISLAMABAD: The Pak-Afghan border at Torkham reopened for trade and visitors on Saturday after a closure of six days of tension.
According to a spokesman of foreign office the historic trade route was reopened for traffic after officials from both countries met early Saturday and the curfew was lifted at Torkham.
Trucks which had lined the border area as trade had been blocked began inching towards their destination. Traders rejoiced the return of normalcy in the area.
The new gate which Pakistan set up on its side of the border has been named after Major Jawad Ali, who embraced martyrdom on June 14 when Afghan forces fired at him.
In the six-day long border skirmished two security forces personnel and nine civilians were injured.
The skirmishes had begun when Afghan forces began unprovoked firing at the border to protest the installation of a gate on the Torkham crossing.
Officials in Pakistan maintained that the gate was being put up to prevent the flow of visitors from Afghanistan into Pakistan without complete documents.
After the lifting of curfew, people are being thoroughly checked and those with complete travelling documentation are being allowed to enter Pakistan at Torkham.