KHYBER AGENCY: Pakistan completed the construction of the gate ‘Bab-e-Pakistan’ at the Torkham border. Utv Pkaistan Report
Construction on the gate had begun a few months ago and had led to escalation along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, with both sides trading fire and causing casualties on the other end. Pakistan completed construction on the gate on Tuesday.
The primary function of the gate is to check the movement of illegal persons to and from Pakistan. For that very purpose, security checkpoints have been established at both ends of the Bab-e-Pakistan gate. The gate has two doors, one which will be used to enter Pakistan and the other via which one can leave the country.
Security officials stated that the construction of the gate will not only promote peace in Pakistan but will also lead to the same in Afghanistan. Pakistan has blamed a number of terrorist attacks and incidents from the recent past on Afghan national who crossed the border illegally.
Pakistan has always maintained the stance that the Bab-e-Pakistan gate is well within the side of the Pakistani border hence it is its prerogative to construct it.