Having to pay bribes to Customs agents and police officers on both sides of the Afghan/Pakistan border in order to carry out business has become common place for transporters. "Nothing gets done without money these days. During the Taleban days, we didn't have to pay bribes," this truck driver says, visibly angry, according to the reporter. And he was not alone in telling the BBC reporter the same story. Quotes are included from several transporters - just a few of the those that every day are part of the stream of hundreds of trucks and cars, laden with passengers and goods, that pass through Torkham, in Nangarhar province, one of the busiest crossing points between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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