PM stresses concrete measures to curb smuggling at Pak-Iran border

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed the need for Pakistan and Iran to take concrete measures against smuggling and ensure more business opportunities for the people residing along the border.

Talking to Iranian Minister for Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Rehmani at the PM Office, the prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to strengthening its relations with Iran in diverse fields, including people-to-people exchanges.

The PM said that geographical proximity and close brotherly ties rooted in historical, cultural and religious commonalities offered huge potential to enhance mutual trade and economic cooperation for the benefit of the people of two countries.

The Iranian minister conveyed greetings from the Iranian leadership to Prime Minister Khan, whose visit to Iran had provided momentum to the efforts aimed at cementing bilateral relations, especially trade and economic ties.

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He expressed satisfaction over the progress being made by Pak-Iran Joint Trade Committee in removing the obstacles in way of mutual trade.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture Yazdan Saif, Member of Parliament Ramezan Ali Sobhani Far, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Chairman (Sistan and Balochistan) Abdullah Rigi Mirjaveh and Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost accompanied the Iranian industry minister.

Maritime Minister Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, PM’s Adviser for Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, Board of Investment Chairman Zubair Gillani and Commerce Secretary Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera were also present on the occasion.

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