The strike started when the truckers and transporters of the two countries complained about illegal collecting of tax by both countries’ officials at both sides of Torkham area.
An Afghan transporter Khial said that at various check-posts from Karkhano market to Torkham area, tax are being collected from transporter and that the amount could rise up to Rs.20,000.
Another transporter Abdullah said although they pay some legal amount as tax money while going from Karkhano market to Torkham but there were rupees they pay were illegal and they don’t get the payment receipts from the officials.
When the assistant political agent of Landikotal Rahimullah Mehsud approached trough text message said that strict action will be taken against those found collecting illegal money from the transporters, Pakistan observer reports.
The officials said yesterday he met with the transport union leaders and they complained against the Afghan officials who were also collecting Rs.10,000 from Pakistani transporters.
Meanwhile the Pak-Afghan transporter union leaders after holding successful talks with the Pakistani and Afghanistan border officials announced to end their wheel-jam strike after the officials of both countries assured them that illegal money would not be collected from them.