As The Taliban seals off Afghanistan, this Pakistani crossing is one of its last exits

As The Taliban seals off Afghanistan, this Pakistani crossing is one of its last exits

As The Taliban seals off Afghanistan, this Pakistani crossing is one of its last exits By Middle East correspondent Tom Joyner in Torkham, Pakistan As Rohulla Sediqi and his wife and son emerged from a tunnel and squinted into the sun, they felt the tension slightly lift from their shoulders for the first time in a month. After weeks of watching the Taliban advance on Kabul, days making the dangerous trip to the eastern border, and then hours spent in a small Pakistani immigration room, the family had stepped out into a unfamiliar world. Dragging suitcases, they were swarmed by porters and taxi drivers, having just navigated the treacherous Torkham crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan. For decades, it has been a portal for traders crossing in both directions. But for …
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