Thursday, 9 June 2011

{EOB}Pakistan and Iran Promoting Trade and Commerce with each other:


ISLAMABAD -Pakistan-Iran Joint Commission on Road on Tuesday recommended that Pakistan and Iran should open two additional international crossing points at Pishin-Mand as well as Gabd-Reemdan for promotion of trade and commerce between the two counties.
Presently there is only one international crossing point between the two countries. The joint recommendations were signed at the concluding session of the 7th Pakistan-Iran Joint Commission on Road Transportation at Islamabad on Monday last.
The two sides discussed the problems being faced by the transporters and traders at the crossing point of Taftan-Mirjaveh and agreed to resolve them. The meeting also recommended visa abolition for drivers of trucks/trailers/buses as a measure to facilitate promotion of people to people contact and economic activity between the two countries, said a press release issued from communication Ministry.
It was also decided that National Logistics Cell (NLC) would establish a modern border terminal at Taftan. Both sides agreed on working hours from 07:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. to facilitate the Zaireen at Taftan-Mirjaveh Border.
The Pakistani side told the meeting that National Highway Authority has incurred an amount of Rs.2.3 Billion during last three years on maintenance/ rehabilitation of 605 km Quetta-Taftan Highway (N-40), and plans to upgrade the road to international standards in future.
It was decided that National Highway Authority will set up three rest areas at Taftan, Yakmach and Padak on Quetta-Taftan Road for convenience of the visitors/Zairian.
Both sides also agreed to coordinate efforts to curb human trafficking including issuance of fake passport and visas. Iranian side assured to expedite the process of ratification International Road Transport Agreement (2008) between Pakistan-Iran and complete it within next two months. Pakistan has already ratified the document.
The Nation:Pakistan

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