QUETTA - Pakistan and Iran yesterday resolved that they would not allow terrorists to use their soil for attacks on either of the countries and agreed to joint border supervision through latest vigilance equipment to check cross-border activities.
The decisions were taken at a meeting of Pak-Iran Joint Border Commission here. Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattha and Deputy Governor of Iranian province of Sistan-Balochistan, Ali Asghar Mir Shekari, signed five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in connection with the border activities.
Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani, Inspector General Police Ahsan Mehboob and other officials of the two countries were present on the occasion.
Addressing the joint press conference, the deputy governor of Sistan-Balochistan said the meeting of the Pak-Iran Joint Border Commission reviewed several issues pertaining to border, including security and trade activities. He said five border markets, Gabd Gwadar, Taftan, Panjgur, Washuk and Mand, would be established.
The Balochistan chief secretary said the proposal of rail link between Pakistani port city of Gwadar and Iranian port city of Chahbahar was also discussed. The security situation along the Pak-Iran border, he said, had improved and further measures were being taken to tighten security in the areas located near the border.
The deputy governor of Sistan-Balochistan said the proposed rail link between Gwadar and Chahbahar would provide to Pakistan access up to Europe.