The Khyber Pass is located near the Eastern border of Afghanistan and goes into part of the northeastern border of Pakistan in the Hindu Kush Mountain Range. It spans 53 kilometers, or 33 miles. It is one of the most important passes between Afghanistan and Pakistan, but the best land route between India and Pakistan. It is currently controlled by Pakistan, but it has been a place of much military importance and a major trade route for centuries.
Today, it affects people’s lives in that two highways are built there (one for motor traffic, the other for caravans) as well as a railway. It has been used to deliver arms to Afghanistan, but also to transport refugees from the Afghan civil war into Pakistan.
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