Need stressed for boosting Pak-Iran economic cooperation

Published October 22, 2020
QUETTA: Balochistan Governor retired Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai speaking at the meeting of the Pak-Iran Joint Border Trade Committee on Wednesday. — PPI
QUETTA: Balochistan Governor retired Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai speaking at the meeting of the Pak-Iran Joint Border Trade Committee on Wednesday. — PPI

QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has underlined the need for boosting economic cooperation between Pakistan and Iran.

Presiding over the concluding session the 8th Pak-Iran Joint Border Trade Committee meeting here on Wednesday, he said that people of both countries were enjoying cordial and close relations, adding the decisions taken by the committee would be implemented for enhancing bilateral trade.

The governor said the present government was giving special attention to strengthening economic relations with all neighbouring countries.

He said the governments, as well as people of Pakistan and Iran, were enjoying close bilateral trade relations.

Yasinzai addresses concluding session of 8th joint border trade committee

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Governor of Sistan-Baluchestan for Economic Affairs Coordination Mandana Zanganeh, who was leading the Iranian delegation, said that the meeting discussed difficulties faced by the traders of both countries in the bilateral trade and participants from Pakistan and Iran have given suggestions to resolve these issues.

“The meeting would prove fruitful for achieving the trade target fixed by both sides,” she said.

Ms Zanganeh said she was feeling great while visiting Quetta and enjoying the hospitality of the Pakistani officials and business leaders.

The committee discussed various issues pertaining to enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Both sides agreed to continue negotiations at government level.

The meeting decided to take steps for discouraging entry of illegal immigrants in Iran and stopping drug smuggling.

The committee decided that the difficulties and hurdles affecting the trade between Iran and Pakistan would be removed and in this regard committees would be set up which would work to enhance trade and economic relations.

Balochistan Customs Collector Abdul Waheed Marwat, who led the Pakistani side, said that as a result of fruitful meeting bilateral trade and economic cooperation would be further enhanced.

He said that the hurdles pointed out by both sides would be removed with mutual understanding and consultation.

President of the Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdul Samad Musakhail and President of the Zahidan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdul Rahim Regi also spoke at the meeting and suggested various steps for increasing bilateral and barter trade.

Pakistan’s Consul General at Zahidan Mohammad Rafi and Iranian Consul General at Quetta Hasan Darwesh and other officials concerned also attended the two-day meeting.

Published in Dawn, October 22nd, 2020

Now you can follow Dawn Business on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook for insights on business, finance and tech from Pakistan and across the world.

Opinion

Editorial

Losing grip
Updated 29 Jan, 2023

Losing grip

The state and the government are responsible for providing Imran with the security he deserves as a former prime minister.
Telling silence
Updated 29 Jan, 2023

Telling silence

THE silence of the Sindh government over the recent exposé in this paper about Karachi’s water tanker mafia ...
Palestine escalation
29 Jan, 2023

Palestine escalation

THE fire of conflict once again threatens to envelop the land of Palestine, as the growing cycle of violence refuses...
IMF package
Updated 28 Jan, 2023

IMF package

While it is crucial to seek immediate IMF funding to shore up its reserves, the govt shouldn’t focus only on short-term relief.
Dar unpegged
28 Jan, 2023

Dar unpegged

IT is over. Nearly four months after Ishaq Dar descended on the cash-strapped economy with some decidedly outlandish...
Lurking hazards
28 Jan, 2023

Lurking hazards

OVERSIGHT of illegal industrial activity occurring within residential areas in the country is weak, especially in...