PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Commerce between Pakistan and Afghanistan resumed Tuesday after the 2 sides reopened a key northwestern border crossing shut for greater than 10 days.

Truckers for years have been capable of cross the border with out paperwork, so they often shouldn’t have them. However Pakistan started mandating truck drivers get visas final week.

The 2 sides after a sequence of conferences agreed to reopen the Torkham border crossing however Pakistan set a brand new deadline of March 31 for the truck drivers to get visas, mentioned Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, a director of the Pakistan-Afghanistan joint Chamber of Commerce and Trade.

Abdul Basir Zabali, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the police chief in Nangarhar province, mentioned the Torkham crossing was reopened after the 2 sides talked, however he did not give particulars.

The Torkham border crossing has been closed quite a lot of occasions in latest months, primarily following clashes between the safety forces for various causes together with repairs of the border fence by Pakistan.

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