TAFTAN: The construction of ‘Pakistan gate’ at Iran border in Taftan has entered into its final stages as only two months are required for its completion, officials said on Monday.

The foundation stone of two 30-feet long gates was laid on July 17 by Collector Customs, Saeed Gadhaun; Brigadier Khalid Baig; Commandant Taftan Rifles Colonel Kashif Ijaz Chaudhary and Deputy Commissioner Chaghai Qadir Buksh Parkani.

The total cost of the gate has been recorded at Rs 2 crore that is being borne by the customs department while Frontier Corps in Balochistan ‘Taftan Rifles’ is monitoring the whole construction process.

Commandant Col. Kashif Ijaz said that the gates would help in checking the transportation activities at the border.

The first ever gate constructed at the Taftan border by Pakistan Customs will not only serve to improve the country’s image towards the visitors coming from Iran but will also be used to improve the security measures along with providing facilities to travelers heading to Iran.