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Iran, Pakistan open new border gateway to ease trade (aa.com.tr)


Iran, Pakistan open new border gateway to ease trade
Opening of new border crossing comes at time when tension between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has increased


TEHRAN


Iran and Pakistan on Saturday opened a new border crossing point, in a move likely to bolster business and trade between the two neighboring countries.


The Rimdan-Gabd border gateway was officially thrown open in the presence of officials from the two countries, becoming the second border crossing between the two states.


Located in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Balochistan province, about 130 km from the strategic Chabahar port, Rimdan crossing point is suitably located for import and export of goods between the two sides.


The issue had figured prominently during Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in November, when the two sides agreed to open the border crossing to facilitate trade.


On Friday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the new border crossing point will “increase economic and trade exchanges” between the two countries.


He said the construction of the gateway and the recent inauguration of a railroad project between Iran and Afghanistan show that Iran gives a “special priority to interaction and cooperation with neighbors”.


Iran’s envoy to Pakistan Sayed Mohammad Ali Hosseini hailed the crossing opening as a “historic day” for the two countries.


Iran and Pakistan, which share 959 km border, have in recent years held interactions at various levels to increase border crossings for facilitating trade and movement of people.


During his visit to Pakistan last month, Zarif had also proposed the idea of opening Pishin-Mand border crossing and called for increase in entry and exit points on the joint border.


So far, Mirjavah-Taftan is the only official border crossing point for trade and public movement between the two sides. Mirjavah is a city in Sistan-Balochsitan province in Iran.


The new border gateway is expected to lessen the burden on Mirjavah-Taftan crossing point.


The growing proximity between Iran and Pakistan comes at a time when tensions between Islamabad and Tehran's regional rival Riyadh have increased.


Pakistan has reportedly returned $1 billion as a second installment of $3 billion loan to Saudi Arabia after China agreed to provide Islamabad with a $1 billion financial line.


The relations between the two traditional allies have strained recently after Pakistan threatened to part ways with the Riyadh-led Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) over silence on atrocities in India-controlled Kashmir.
 
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Government of Pakistan believe in open border policy with her Muslim and Persian neighbours.
Dear its not open border policy. They intend fencing border and leaving selected crossing points with an aim to use these places to facilitate crossing of people and trade goods on both sides. Different departments including customs and FIA etc will establish their offices thereby effectively ensuring stoppage of illegal crossing of persons and goods.
 

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Good Iran has a abudent cheap supply of oil/gas that we can import right next door and save tons of $$$ on shipping costs.

Iran is also a huge market for Pakistani exports, once you take into consider the access to the turkish/azeri markets then thats a possible 5-10bn export market easily for Pakistan with a combined population of 150+ million and Purchasing Power on par with European countries.
 

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Of course we are. Who wouldn't like more friendly people like you?
Consider it a deal.
Dear its not open border policy. They intend fencing border and leaving selected crossing points with an aim to use these places to facilitate crossing of people and trade goods on both sides. Different departments including customs and FIA etc will establish their offices thereby effectively ensuring stoppage of illegal crossing of persons and goods.
Open border for trade. Not for the human smuggling racket known as Government of Iran.
 

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oh my God! more covid-19 patients and more people from iran to hire pakistani youth for zainabun brigade.
 

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Set up a Duty Free Grand Market Area

  • Trading in Iranian Currency / Pakistani Currency, 48 Hour Visas for Traders
  • Tourist Visa for Pakistani Going to Iran 2 Weeks

a) Oil
b) Gas
c) Agricultural Goods
d) Halal Meat
e) Cars Made in Iran
f) Honey
g) Pistachio
h) Dry Fruit
i) Books
k) Educational Books on Math / Science

The cost of Dry Fruit has risen in Pakistan , having a open Trade will help bring down prices of commodity in Pakistan

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Connected food courts for visitors at border




Setup a Tourist Train


Lot of places to see for Tourist










 
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Good Iran has a abudent cheap supply of oil/gas that we can import right next door and save tons of $$$ on shipping costs.

Iran is also a huge market for Pakistani exports, once you take into consider the access to the turkish/azeri markets then thats a possible 5-10bn export market easily for Pakistan with a combined population of 150+ million and Purchasing Power on par with European countries.
Have you not came across recently disclosed petroleum inquiry commission report.
Every gas station in Pakistan in fact is already selling Iranian oil.
Don't expect, Iranian oil getting imported on papers, because smuggling is a source of handsome income to the authorities involved in.

On subject what really is the purpose of this new border crossing. Chabahar is not well connected with rest of Iran, I only see it as being used to connect RAW with Balochis in more convenient way.
 

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