PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An electronic scanner at the Torkham crossing has gone out of whack, bothering transporters and customs clearing agents.
The device went out of order hours after the reopening of the crossing on Friday after eight days of closure, which sparked protests and inflicted huge losses on traders.
Dawn reported on Sunday the scanner stopped working due to a technical fault, hindering the clearance of goods and touching off a protest by customs clearing agents.
Meanwhile, fresh fruit and vegetable exports from Afghanistan were delayed as a result of a fault in the vehicle-weighing machine on the Afghan side of the crossing.
Pakistan’s National Logistic Cell is said to be in contact with the Chinese manufacturers of the scanner for urgently fixing the fault.