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Pakistan to open two more border points with Iran: Sh Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that the government has decided to open two new border crossings at Chowk Aap and Jalgi (Buleda) on Pak-Iran border.
The interior minister said this in a tweet after a meeting with Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal on Monday.
Pakistan and Iran opened the third cross-border point Pishin-Mand, adjacent to Kech district in Balochistan, on Wednesday last to enhance trade exchanges.
The interior minister said that new border crossings will not only help boost bilateral trade between Pakistan and Iran but will also promote tourism in the area.
Earlier, Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal on Wednesday said that opening of the third border crossing point is a historic step for Pakistan and Iran and for the people of Balochistan in particular. She said that the relations between the both countries are being strengthened under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
She said the border crossing will prove to be a milestone in providing employment and trade benefits to the residents of the area. These border crossings will not only help boost bilateral trade between the two Muslim neighbouring countries, but also promote tourism in the area, she added..
It should be noted that “Pishin” border crossing is the third official crossing between Iran and Pakistan for transit between the two countries after two crossings Mirjavah and Rimdan. Trade exchanges and commutes between the two countries are currently carried out via Mirjaveh and Rimdan borders.
Iranian and Pakistani officials inaugurated the Rimdan-Gabad border crossing in December last year, providing the shortest land route linking the Pakistani port of Gwadar to westward corridors. The crossings will boost the import and export of goods between both countries, as well as the passage of Pakistani travellers towards Iran.
So far $6.6 million have been invested for the construction of the Pishin-Mand crossing which has expanded over 13 hectares of land.
Iran and Pakistan share 950-kilometer of borders and the two countries have created several markets across the border unilaterally; however establishing a joint market is also on the agenda. – TLTP