Pakistan reopened its border with Afghanistan at Torkham on Saturday after it was closed earlier in a protest over incidents of torture to Pakistani truck drivers by Afghan forces.

Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Omar Daudzai was summoned to the Foreign Office (FO) regarding the incidents where the Afghan envoy assured Pakistan that its government would investigate the matter and the culprits would be punished.

Ambassador Daudzai promised that the matter would be investigated and action would be taken against those responsible. He also assured that such incidents would not recur. The Afghan Ambassador also raised the incident involving Afghan nationals in Landi Kotal.

Pakistani security guards had shut the border crossing on Friday for the second time in a week to register their protest against ‘illegitimate treatment’ of Afghan police with Pakistani nationals in Afghanistan.