Pakistan, Afghanistan allow overland travel
The Pakistani and Afghan government have agreed to open land direction for travel between the 2 international locations with a luxurious bus provider between Peshawar in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.
According to resources and paperwork, a replica of which is to be had with The Express Tribune, the verdict used to be taken in a gathering of the Afghanistan International Coordination Cell, which geared toward resolving the problems between the 2 international locations.
The resources stated that the communications ministries of the 2 international locations had given the go-ahead for the provider, agreeing in idea that to begin with 15 to 20-seater buses would ply at the direction.
According to the resources, all sides would finalise preparations for the bus provider of their respective spaces.
In this regard, Pakistan would identify a bus terminal at Torkham border level and Afghanistan in Jalalabad.
“The decision to allow overland travel between the two countries has been taken in view of the difficulties in air travel,” a supply aware of the trends informed The Express Tribune. “Since the return of the Taliban government, air travel has become difficult.”
According to the paperwork, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued a notification for the status quo of a global bus provider terminal in Torkham. In this regard, house has been allotted reverse the Basic Health Unit (BHU).
According to the notification, customs and immigration clearance of passengers and their baggage might be performed on the Torkham bus terminal. A different checking space with trendy apparatus would even be built there.
On their phase, the Afghan government can be putting in the bus terminal in Jalalabad. As according to the settlement, Afghan government can be accountable for the safety of bus provider and passengers and their baggage in Afghanistan, the resources added.