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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|

Iran looks to remote port to beat US sanctions

Slipping popularity. Iranian President Hassan Rohani poses at the inauguration a newly built extension of the Chabahar port, which was constructed by an IRGC -affiliated company, last December. (AP) March 27, 2019 With the web of US sanctions tightening, Iran faces a host of challenges as it looks to an isolated port in [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Afghanistan, India, Pakistan|

Iranian border guards freed in Pakistan arrive home

One of five freed Iranian security personnel who had been held by jihadists for a month in Pakistan, is received by military officers and media upon their arrival at an undisclosed location in Iran, November 22, 2018. (AFP) March 23, 2019 Four Iranian borders guards freed in Pakistan on the eve of the [...]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan rescues four Iranian soldiers from militant group

Iranian border guards purportedly captured by the militant group Jaish al-Adl. (YouTube) March 21, 2019 Pakistan has rescued four Iranian soldiers being held captive by a militant group in the country’s restive southwest, the military said in a statement Thursday. The rescue took place in Chaghi district of Balochistan province, near the Afghan border, [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan, Iran agree on closer anti-terror cooperation

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) March 12, 2019 Pakistan and Iran have agreed for a "closer "intelligence cooperation to combat terrorism amid rising diplomatic tension between the two countries following, killing of [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Pakistan|