News ID: 262628
Published: 0327 GMT December 07, 2019

Pakistani PM stresses expediting setting up border markets with Iran

Pakistani PM stresses expediting setting up border markets with Iran

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan directed the Ministry of Commerce to expedite the process of setting up border markets with Iran.

The prime minister also directed to set up border markets with Afghanistan, IRNA reported.

Reports by Pakistani media quoted official sources as saying that border markets would be set up at specific locations across the borders of the countries.

Recently, the seventh Joint Border Trade Committee (JBTC) between Iran and Pakistan was held in Zahedan, during which both sides agreed to establish four joint border markets.

Head of the Pakistani delegation, Reza Baloch, said last month that the Pakistani government would establish four border markets with Iran within the next year for the economic stability of the people living in border regions.

Also, a trade delegation from Iran visited Pakistan in November to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation and enhancing trade relations between Tehran and Islamabad.

The cement industry is also included in their agenda, according to a statement from Pakistan’s largest trade representative body, the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

Pakistani and Iranian businessmen held an interactive session at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), when the Iranian trade delegation visited the chamber.

Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, the president of the KCCI, talked about the historical trade ties between the two countries, saying that the business communities of both countries could benefit from each other’s success stories.


 

   
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