ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered that Pakistan-Afghanistan border be re-opened immediately.
The order was issued as a gesture of goodwill, as the two countries enjoy religious, cultural and historical relations, a statement issued by the Prime Minister House said.
PM Nawaz said in the statement that recent incidents of terrorism in Pakistan have been traced back to anti-Pakistan elements in Afghanistan. The premier, however, expressed hope that the Afghan government would take measures to address the reasons due to which the border was closed.
The PM said that Pakistan has reiterated time and again that lasting peace in Afghanistan is imperative for peace and security in Pakistan. Pakistan would continue to work with Afghanistan to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the two countries, the PM statement added.