51000 Afghans, 2700 Pakistanis return home over two days

| Updated: Mar 09, 2017 22:04 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar.9 (ANI): Over 51,000 Afghans and 2,700 Pakistanis crossed into their respective countries on Monday and Tuesday after Pakistan temporarily reopened its border with Afghanistan, which it closed in February following several militant attacks. The Torkham and Chaman borders in Balochistan province were reopened on Monday and Tuesday, as they are most popular routes to travel to Afghanistan. At Torkham, the Frontier Corps in collaboration with the political administration made elaborate security and immigration arrangements in order to facilitate swift and speedy return of Afghans. Female paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were also deputed at the border to help guide returning Afghan women and their children. The border has since been closed indefinitely. (ANI)