A spokesman for the Pakistani military said the check post was handed over to the Afghan forces in a bid to improve bilateral relations and border management.
“To strengthen brotherly relation between Pakistan and Afghanistan and with straight intention to improve border management, purpose built crossing facility Angoor Adda handed to Afghanistan,” Gen. Asim Bajwa, director general of Inter Services Public Relations said.
Bajwa further added that “This gesture will act as a catalyst and is envisioned to bring momentum for establishing peace and stability along the Pak Afghan Border.”
He said “It was reiterated during the process, that all border related issues will be amicably resolved through mutual consultations subsequently.”
The hand over of the check post comes weeks after tensions intensified between the Afghan and Pakistani forces over the establishment of military installations breaching the zero point along the Durand Line.
The rising tensions which also led to brief clashes between the side further intensified over a week ago after the Afghan border forces stopped the Pakistani forces to fence certain areas in Torkham.
The Torkham was closed as a result of the growing tensions which was reopened after four days due to negotiations between the Afghan and Pakistani officials. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES