Over 300 Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan return via Torkham border
PESHAWAR: More than 300 Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan Saturday returned home via Torkham border.
According to district administration Khyber, around 500 Pakistanis including transporters and traders were expected to arrive their home country Saturday.
All the repatriated people were shifted to quarantine Centre in Landi Kotal after border clearance.
Free food, accommodation, medical, screening and other essential services are being provided to suspected coronavirus patients at qurantine centres.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has decided to keep Torkham border point between Pakistan and Afghanistan opened on Tuesday and Saturday to facilitate return of Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan.
Talking to media here on Saturday, Advisor to Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir said the government had set up a camp office at Jalal Abad to facilitate the return of stranded Pakistanis, adding the people returning from Afghanistan were being tested and quarantined.
The CM aide said the KP government would soon achieve 2000 daily diagnostic capacity of coronavirus affected patients, adding Khyber Medical University of Peshawar had enhanced the testing capacity up to seven hundred per day.
He said the government had established corona testing laboratories in Abbottabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Mardan, and Swabi districts. - APP