Pakistan's Economic Coordination Council (ECC) allowed the private sector to import 0.5 million tonnes of white sugar as Islamabad tries to keep soaring domestic prices in check.
Pakistan will announce a relaxed-visa policy for Afghan nationals particularly students, businessmen, investors, and patients, a top official said.
"Unfortunately, elements of banned terrorist groups in the border region, including TTP, have continued to attack Pakistan's border security posts, resulting in the martyrdom of several Pakistani troops."
“Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that Afghan government will not allow such activities, in future,” the military's media wing said.
The Taliban deny harbouring Pakistani militants, but are also infuriated by a fence Islamabad is erecting along their 2,700-kilometre (1,600-mile) border, drawn up in colonial times and known as the Durand Line.
The Pakistani Taliban — known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP — are a separate group but allied with the Afghan Taliban, who seized power in their country last August, as the US and NATO troops were in the final stages of their pullout from Afghanistan.
Chaman border closed after an armed Afghan man reportedly opened fire on security personnel, resulting in the killing of one Pakistani soldier and leaving two others wounded.
Thousands of people and hundreds of trucks that had been stranded on both sides were able to cross the border on Monday, Deputy Commissioner Abdul Hameed Zehri said.
A security official at the southwest Chaman border, who asked not to be named, said, "This morning a mob of some 400 unruly commuters tried to cross the gate forcefully. They threw stones, which forced us to use tear gas."
As many as 4,000 Afghans, including women and children, are allowed to cross the border to celebrate Eid Al Adha with their families, purely on humanitarian grounds, a border official said, who wanted to remain anonymous.