ISLAMABAD - The interior minister and Iranian ambassador yesterday both agreed to implement already settled matters between the two countries within timeframe. Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Hunerdost called on Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Thursday and both discussed matters of mutual interest.

In the first week of April, the interior ministry through a letter had formally sought support of Iran in dismantling the network of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) from its areas following the revelations of self-confessed Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav alias Hussain Mubarik Patel. Jhadav was arrested from the Musakhel area of Balochistan on March 3 and he had claimed in a video interview, released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), that he was running a spy network while operating from Chabahar area of Iran.

A spokesman of the interior ministry said that strengthening of bilateral ties and cooperation in different areas also came under discussion during the meeting. Talking to the Ambassador, the minister called for need of joint efforts against those elements trying to disrupt peace and causing instability in the region.

He said taking advantage of favourable atmosphere prevailed as a result of high-level bilateral visits, there was a need to further expedite efforts on all resolvable issues.

Nisar asked to implement already settled matters between the two countries within timeframe and added: “There is a need to regularly review the set targets.” Nisar said there was also need to further improve mechanism between thetwo countries introduced to control organised crime, human smuggling, security of borders and timely information sharing.