Friday May 19, 2017
CHAMAN: The Friendship Gate on the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman remained closed on the fifteenth consecutive day on Friday.
Two-way trade and transportation activities including NATO supply remained suspended after Afghan forces opened fire on Frontier Corps Balochistan soldiers on May 5 killing at least 11 and injuring several others.
Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to maintain a ceasefire till a consensus is reached during a one-star border flag meeting between representatives of both countries at the Friendship Gate Chaman, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Wednesday.
The Pakistani delegation was led by DIG FC Balochistan and the Afghan delegation was represented by former Brigadier Afghan Border Police.
During the meeting Afghan delegation asked the Pakistani troops, deployed within its international border at Killi Jahangir and Killi Luqman, to move out from the area before conducting census survey.
However, the Pakistani delegation maintained that the troops were deployed along the international border on Pakistan side and shall remain there.