Iran urged to reopen Taftan – Pakistan border
TAFTAN (Reuters) – Pakistan again urged Iran on Friday to reopen the duty-free trade and travel corridors – known as Zero Point and Rahdari Gate – at the Taftan border.
The request was made by Deputy Commissioner (AC) Taftan Muhammad Hussain during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart at Rahdari Gate. The meeting discussed the suffering of local residents due to the prolonged closure of trade and travel gates in Taftan, a small town near the Pakistan-Iran border in the Chagai district.
Muhammad Raza Ekhwan, the Marzban Grade 2 of Iranian border town Mir Javeh, assured AC Taftan that the matter would be raised with the relevant authorities and that positive news was expected in this regard, sources said.
Talk to Dawn, AC Taftan said he also sent a letter mentioning the last meeting to Marzban Grade-1 and asked him to allow the resumption of tax-free trade and travel activities as part of the deal. of 1958 signed between Pakistan and Iran.
Pakistani officials had previously made several similar demands, but these could not be met despite assurances from Iranian officials.
Meanwhile, a protest rally was held in Taftan against the prolonged closure of trade and travel corridors. Haji Khuda-e-Nazar, president of the Taftan union, led the rally.
Posted in Dawn, le 28 August 2021