Chaman, a town at Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan province, is a rugged landscape with biblical mud-walled houses and dusty streets.  The scorching heat of the blinding sun burns trees and vegetation. Summer season is a nightmare in Chaman. Still it is full of life as all day and night, the streets of Chaman rumble with engines of heavy tankers and trucks, bound for Afghanistan with a load of oil, military hardware and other supplies.

A large numbers of Afghan refugees are living in Chaman. Families from both side of the border have relation with each other. During the religious holidays and festivals, people from both sides cross the border to celebrate events together.

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Eid al Fitr prayer in  Chaman.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pakistani tribal’s offer Eid al Fitr (Feast of breaking fast) prayers at a ground in Chaman.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pakistani tribal’s offer Eid al-Fitr prayer in a sports ground in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pakistani tribal’s offer Eid al Fitr prayer at a ground in Chaman.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan

 

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Pakistani tribal’s greet each other after offering prayer son the occasion of the Eid al Fitr  in Chaman.Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pakistani tribal’s greet each other. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Afghan families going back to Afghanistan, through Friendship Gate at Pak-Afghan border, Chaman, after spending the three Eid holidays. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Afghan families enter in Pakistan from Afghanistan, through Friendship gate at Pak-Afghan border Chaman, towards to Chaman, going to celebrate the 3 days Eid festival. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Afghan families crossing into Pakistan from Afghanistan, through Friendship Gate at Pak-Afghan border, Chaman, for celebrating Eid with their relatives in Pakistan..Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Afghan nationals en-route to Chaman for Eid’s hildays.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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An Afghan national with his family in a motorbike-trolley enters Pakistan from Afghanistan, through Friendship Gate at Chaman.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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At Chaman Rail Station,  passengers departing for Afghanistan by train after celebrating Eid al Fitr with their loved-ones in Pakistan.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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A Pakistani boy holding a toy gun poses for a photograph at a local photo studio on the occasion of Eid al Fitr in  Chaman.Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Boys are busy in egg fight, a traditional sport, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in the Pakistani border town of Chaman.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Boys are busy in  egg fight on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in the Pakistani border town of Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pashtoon people playing tug/rope war during  Eid’s  festivities in Chaman.  Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pashtun’s  traditional dance during the Eid-ul-Fitar’s festival in Chaman, Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pashtun men performing the traditional dance during the Eid’s festivities. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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Pashtun men’s traditional dance during the Eid’s festivities in Chaman,. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan