Pakistan Iran joint border commission meets in Quetta to discuss key issues.
Balochistan Interior Minister Mir Ziaullah Langau inaugurated the three-day meeting.
Mohammad Hadi Marashi led Iranian side while Chief Secretary Balochistan Fazil Asghar led Pakistani side of the joint border commission at its 23rd meeting.
The 20-member Iranian delegation comprises of representatives from different organisations especially from Sistan-Baluchestan.
They are discussing various matters with Pakistani counterparts.
Pakistan Iran joint border commission
According to Iranian Consul General in Quetta Mohammad Rafiee, the meeting would take important decisions on border issues.
Furthermore, it would decide counter terrorism efforts and combating illegal trade, drugs smuggling, illegal border crossing and human trafficking.
The CG further said that at the conclusion of the meeting, the two sides would sign an agreement.
Pertinently, 20th meeting of Iran-Pakistan joint border commission held in Chabahar while Gwadar hosted 21st meeting.
Meanwhile, another Pakistan Iran Permanent Border Committee is also working.
Recently, Iranian officials sought Pakistani help on recovery of Iranian kidnapped gards at the sixth meeting of that Committee.
Pakistan seeks actionable intelligence
Furthermore, official sources said that Pakistani officials had asked Iranian side to provide actionable intelligence in this regard.
They reminded that actionable intelligence needed for the whereabouts of remaining abductees to facilitate their recovery.
Director-General of Law Enforcement and Security of Sistan Baluchestan Mohammad Reza Jahantigh led the 12-member Iranian delegation while Deputy Secretary of the Home and Tribal Affairs Department of the Government of Balochistan Hafeezullah represented Pakistan.
However, both sides discussed the ongoing fencing on the border which commenced a few months ago.
According to IRNA, the fifth-meeting of the committee held on June 21, 2018 in the Iranian city of Zahedan.
Moreover, it also carried the DAWN December 4th report on its website.
Pakistan’s help Iran
In Marchi 2019, Iran thanked Pakistani government for its efforts to facilitate the release of the abducted guards while expressing hope that the others to be released soon.
Then MFA Iran spokesman Bahram Qassemi had issued that statement.
The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group had kidnapped Iranian border guards on October 16 byat the Mirjaveh border point in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province.
But, Iran said that they took them to Pakistan.