Pakistan agrees to open border with Iran to facilitate trade

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18 June 2020

The government of Pakistan on Thursday agreed to open border with Islamic Republic of Iran for entire week to facilitate bilateral trade, APA reports citing IRNA.

According to a notification issued by Pakistan's Interior ministry, Taftan border shall remain open seven days a week for trade only while ensuring proper SOPs and guidelines.

Earlier an official statement said that on the intervention of the Speaker of National Assembly and the Special Committee on Agricultural Products various issues faced by Mango exporters and farmers have been resolved.

“The Iran Border will remain open for entire week and extended time to export mango; PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) Freight Charges for mango export drastically reduced and Provincial Agricultural Departments Convened to devise mechanism for subsidy disbursement,” it said.

This was decided in a meeting of the National Assembly Special Committee on Agricultural Products presided by the Speaker of National Assembly today at Parliament House.