Nawaz Orders Immediate Reopening of Pak-Afghan Border

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered the reopening of the Pak-Afghan border with immediate effect, a month after it was closed following the deadly Sehwan blast said to have been carried out by cross-border terrorists, DawnNews reported.

More than 80 people, including women and children, were killed and hundreds of devotees injured in the blast at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan, Sindh.

The province's inspector general of police, A.D. Khowaja, had claimed that the suspected suicide bomber "appeared to be an Afghan national."

All border crossing with Afghanistan were sealed soon after the attack.

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