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Pakistan begins fencing 950km shared border with Iran

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) May 13, 2019 The fencing of certain areas along the 950km shared Pakistan-Iran border is now underway, according to Pakistani senator Rehman Malik, Chairman of the senate’s [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan informs Iran gas pipeline project ‘impossible’ under US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Iranian capital Tehran, April 22, 2019. (AP) May 11, 2019 Pakistan has informed Iran in writing that it cannot execute the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project as long as Tehran is under a United States sanctions regime, a top official [...]

By |May 11th, 2019|Pakistan|

Iran issues notice to Pakistan on moving arbitration court

Iran has threatened to move the arbitration court against Pakistan for unilaterally shelving the IP gas line project invoking the penalty clause of the Gas Sales Purchase Agreement (GSPA). (Reuters) May 9, 2019 Tehran formally gave notice to Islamabad in February 2019 for moving the arbitration court for not laying down the pipeline [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Pakistan|

Islamabad and Tehran: Pakistan’s leap of faith

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Iranian capital Tehran, April 22, 2019. (AP) By Umer Karim April 30, 2019 Pakistan’s relationship with its western neighbor Iran was exceptionally cordial under the regime of the Shah of Iran, but since Iran’s 'Islamic' Revolution of the late 70’s, [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Pakistan|

Iran, Pakistan to set up joint border ‘reaction force’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Iranian capital Tehran, April 22, 2019. (AFP) April 22, 2019 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed Monday to set up a joint border “reaction force” to counter terrorism, state television reported. “We agreed [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan lodges protest over Iran’s inaction against terrorists behind Ormara incident

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) April 20, 2019 Pakistan has lodged protest with Iran for its inaction not taking action against the group behind the killing of 14 passengers who were forcibly [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan says no free trade agreement with Iran during PM’s visit

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmoud Quraishi greets his Iranian counterpart Jawad Zarif in Islamabad. (AFP) April 19, 2019 Pakistan will not be signing a free trade agreement with Iran during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit on April 21, his adviser on commerce said on Thursday, as Tehran tries to expand its influence [...]

By |April 19th, 2019|Pakistan|

Imran Khan set to visit Tehran to repair Pakistan-Iran relations

PM Khan will be travelling to Tehran on the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost bilateral relations between two powerful neighbours. (ET) April 16, 2019 Pakistan PM Imran Khan is gearing up for his first official visit to Iran on April 21-22, the Foreign Office has confirmed. PM Khan will be travelling [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan’s complex foreign policy on Iran under Khan administration

The Pakistani PM does not seem to have a desire to align Pakistan with Iran or deepen Pakistan’s ties to Iran beyond border cooperation, trade and energy relations. (Supplied) By Track Persia March 30, 2019 Pakistan and Iran historically shared strong significant relations. The first Pakistani Premier Mr Liaquat Ali Khan visited Iran [...]

By |March 30th, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan expected oil discovery is located near Iran border

It is too early to determine the size of the reserves but it is expected to be big enough to cater to Pakistan’s oil needs. (Reuters) March 28, 2019 Pakistan’s expected discovery of massive oil reserves is located 230km off shore Karachi close to the Iran borders, a senior official has confided to Gulf [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Pakistan|