KHYBER AGENCY – Hundreds of thousands of Afghan nationals were restricted on the Pak-Afghan Torkham border for having no valid travel documents and were not permitted to enter Pakistan on Wednesday.Sharing the details with this scribe, Wing Coimmander Col. Mushtaq said that the deployed Frntier Corp (FC) and Khasadar Force personnel on the border have been strictly directed not to allow Afghan citizens to cross the border into Pakistan without valid passaport and visa documents.Replying to a question, he said, those Pakistanis who have their business in Afghan side of Torkham can show their Pakistani identity card (ID) while crossing into Pakistan.On the other hand, hundreds of Afghan citizens who had crossed the border illegaly were halted on Michni check post and were sent back to their native country, Afghnistan, by the Khasadar and FC troops, the sources said.Observing the implementation of newly travel laws, the Afghan border forces themselves returned the Pak-Afghan friendship buses from Afghan Torkham border, the local sources said. In the chilly weather, thousands of people including women and children gathered on the Afghan side Torkham border for crossing the border into Pakistan but confined by the Pak border security forces.However, the local tribals have expressed displeasure with the imposition of new travel rules and said that it will affect ties with Afghanistan. While talking to the media, a local tribal Johar Ali Shinwari said, the new condition of the passports and visas will greatly hurt the trade and business of the local tribal traders and transporters. Abdul Samad Khan, a taxi driver in Torkham said, scores of local tribesmen having blood relation in Afghanistan would suffer due to the newly imposed restrictions saying the tribesmen have never kept visas and passports for Afghanistan in the past.The border forces were found busy in strictly checking the cards of the Afghans for the whole day, the sources said. Although the transporters community has been exempted from the limitations, and driver, conductor of each truck were allowed on both sides to cross the border without visas and passports, the sources said.