Turi visits Pak-Afghan border to settle matters of mutual concerns

ISLAMABAD  (HRNW)  Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi visited Pak-Afghan border at the Kharlachi and Borki area of Kurram district on Sunday, where the border authorities briefed him on the border situation.

In a bilateral negotiation, the reopening of Pak-Afghan border was decided for trade and movement.

Along with the federal minister, tribal elders, members of Anjuman Hussaini and Tehreek Hussaini, officials of district administration, officials of law enforcement agencies and border force were also present.

On the border, Sajid Hussain Turi led a jirga between the tribal elders of both sides and agreed to resolve all disputes and differences through bilateral talks.

Before visiting the Pak-Afghan border, the minister held jirga with the elders of Turi, Bangash and other tribes of Kuram, members of Anjuman Hussainiya and Tehreek Hussaini at the deputy commissioner office of Kurram district where all issues related to recent clashes on the border were discussed in detail.

Addressing the Jirga, Turi said people on both sides of the border had suffered irreparable losses due to war and terrorism and now its time for both sides to play their role in establishing peace and stability in both countries.

He appreciated the tireless efforts of the security forces, district administration, and the members of the bilateral Jirga.

Talking to the Afghan tribal elders, Turi said the tribes on both sides of the border were brothers and that the land disputes between the two should be resolved through a bilateral jirga to ensure peace and to strengthen the brotherly and friendly relations between the two neighbours.