Language / De Facto Authority vs. Actual Authority
Just a couple quick notes. Persian should be changed to Dari. Also, without having been to this region, but having knowledge of the current situation of the AFPAK border from the Afghan side, it might be prudent for a potential expedition to also secure permission from the nearest commander of the Afghan Border Police or Afghan National Police. I would think a Kandak commander would be sufficient for ABP and District Chief of Police for ANP.
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