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Important Afghan-Pakistan Trade Route Reopens

Monday 3 July 2017

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok) — The Ghulam Khan trade route between Afghanistan and Pakistan, closed during a military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan, reopened on Monday, officials said. This trade route was shut down on June 15, 2014 during Operation Zarb-e-Azb launched against terrorists in North Waziristan.

Arrangements to open a trade route in Ghulam Khan area of North Waziristan Agency, situated between Pakistan and Afghanistan, have been completed and sources said that this route is now opened soon after Eid.

The Pakistani government has also decided to establish a large industrial town in North Waziristan in order to boost regional trade with Afghanistan and Central Asian countries.

This route of North Waziristan connects the Khost province of Afghanistan with North Waziristan. However, during the period of closure of the border, the government built roads from Bannu to Miranshah and Miranshah to Ghulam Khan that met the international standards. Customs, transport and other federal offices and check posts were also established in Ghulam Khan.

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