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PublishDate: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 14:02

Durand Line closure: Protesters block busy road

Hundreds of people blocked the busy Chaman-Quetta highway in protest against the continued closure if the Durand Line.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_ Infuriated representatives of political parties, , transporters and labourers took part in the protest that brought vehicular traffic to a halt on Monday.

During the demonstration, which lasted several hours, participants asked the federal government to open the border immediately.

The protestors complained thousands of people had lost their jobs due to the closure of the , affecting trade activities in other cities of as well.

As the border stayed shut for the 20th day, the demonstrators blocked the highway by erecting barricades on it and placing boulders at the top of Khojak Pass — linking Pakistan with Afghanistan.

Hundreds of trucks and other vehicles loaded with goods have been stuck on both sides of the .

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