Pak Army resumes laying barbed wire along Afghan border

, 2:46 PM IST

Landi Kotal (Pakistan) : Pakistan has resumed laying barbed wire at selected locations along its border with Afghanistan after the Torkham border crossing was reopened.

Personnel of the army’s engineering corps resumed the work yesterday after the Torkham border crossing was reopened on Friday evening, reports the Dawn.

The Inspector General of the Frontier Corps, Major General Mazhar Shaheen, visited the border crossing and observed the situation there.

He instructed the border guards to show courtesy to the people crossing over between the two countries with strict vigil on the movement of suspect people.

Shaheen also handed over cash prizes to the border guards, who worked overtime during which the Torkham border crossing remained closed.

Due to the four-day closure, great rush was seen at the crossing in the morning as hundreds of Afghan nationals flocked since being stranded.

According to officials, the recently-installed human scanning machine remained busy throughout the day. Restaurants, markets and offices of clearing agents in the area also reopened on Saturday. (ANI)