The Durand Line serves as the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The line, established in 1893, was reached in an agreement between the Amir of Afghanistan, Abdur Rahman Khan, and the British colonial government of India. It has been disputed by Pakistan, which became an independent nation in 1947, and Afghanistan ever since.

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