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Pakistan, Iran agree on joint efforts to eradicate terrorism from border areas

Published Feb 26, 2017 11:17pm


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Pakistan and Iran on Sunday agreed to make joint efforts for eradication of terrorism, ensure legal movement and facilitate trade on the Pak-Iran border.

The two countries reviewed all affairs relating to the 900 kilometre long border at the 20th joint border commission meeting held in the Iranian city of Chah Bahar.

Pakistan also raised the issue of repeated mortar shelling on Pakistani territory by Iranian border guards, with the two countries agreeing in principle to make joint efforts to eradicate terrorism.

Chief Secretary Balochistan Saifullah Chatha led the Pakistani delegation whereas the Iranian delegation was led by the Governor of Sistan Balochistan.

The meeting also reviewed the decisions made during the 19th border commission meeting held in Quetta. The two countries decided to further boost coordination with regard to ensuring legal trade and movement of people across the Pak-Iran border.


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Comments (7) Closed

Ali Feb 26, 2017 11:34pm

The people of Pakistan welcome all initiatives taken by both the governments, for mutual "progress and prosperity". We would welcome brotherly Iran to join CPEC.

Saif Zulfiqar Feb 27, 2017 12:39am

Wih each other's help, Inshallah they will be successful.

Imran Feb 27, 2017 01:00am

Very very good initiative. We need to control our borders properly. Especially with Afghanistan. Mainly balochistan border side.

Anjum Feb 27, 2017 01:16am

When are we going to build iran-pakistan gas pipeline? Because the deadline is December 2018

iab Feb 27, 2017 01:49am

Yesterday I bought kiwifruit, imported from Iran and they were delicious.

Ali Feb 27, 2017 08:58am

Thats a good new

Laeeq,NY Feb 27, 2017 09:20am

We can't afford to alienate Saudis for our closer relationship with Iran. Pakistan has more benefit to be friendly with Iran than Saudis.