Pakistan-Afghanistan border remains closed for seventh day:
On 18 August, hundreds of Pakistani demonstrators had held protests in Balochistan after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had thanked them in his Independence Day address on 15 August. People from Afghanistan allegedly retaliated by pelting stones and shouting slogans at the Friendship Gate. They reportedly even set fire to a Pakistani flag, which further escalated tensions.
The closing of the border has resulted in huge financial losses to traders and businessmen from both countries.