Dr Malik lays stress on trade with Iran

Published December 13, 2013
Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik. — File photo
Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik. — File photo

QUETTA, Dec 12: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik has said that Pakistan has cultural, economic and brotherly ties with Iran and promotion of trade will boost economic relations on both sides of the border.

Talking to Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Alireza Haghighian here on Thursday, the chief minister said people on both sides of the Pak-Iran border enjoyed great cultural, economic and blood relations and by providing immigration and trade facilities at Gwadar, Panjgur and Mand areas, the economy on both sides would flourish.

He said economy of people on both sides of the border were interlinked which needed to be promoted.

Accepting the invitation of Iranian ambassador, Dr Baloch said a parliamentary delegation of Balochistan would soon visit Iran to explore possibility of enhancing cooperation in agriculture, trade and other sectors.

The chief minister and the ambassador agreed to appoint focal persons to explore ways to bolster relations between Balochistan and Iran.

Apprising Iranian diplomat about concerns escalating from rocket attacks from Iranian side in Mashkel area of Washuk district, Mr Baloch said such incidents could create misunderstanding.

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