Iranian interior minister to visit Pakistan Monday for talks on border management

Iran's Interior Minister, Ahmad Vahidi, is an ex-IRGC Quds Force commander. (Supplied) February 14, 2022 Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi will arrive in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on February 14 to hold bilateral talks, including discussions on border management, the Pakistani interior ministry said on Sunday. The visit by the Iranian interior [...]

By |February 14th, 2022|Pakistan|

Pakistan-Iran relations and the security situation in Balochistan

A Pakistani army soldier stands guard along with border fence at the Pak-Afghan border near the Punjpai area of Quetta in Balochistan on May 8, 2018. (AFP) By Umar Karim February 8, 2022 In the past two weeks, western parts of Pakistan have remained in the eye of a new terror storm. In [...]

By |February 8th, 2022|Pakistan|

Pakistan suspects militants using Iranian soil to target security forces in Balochistan

Security personnel (L) stand beside a destroyed security post following overnight attacks by militants on security camps in Naushki district of Balochistan province on Feb 3, 2022. (AFP) February 3, 2022 A senior official in Balochistan province said on Thursday the militants who targeted security forces in Panjgur and Naushki could have traveled [...]

By |February 3rd, 2022|Pakistan|

Saudi diplomat murder: Pakistan seeks Tehran assistance to arrest suspects from Iran

A Pakistani police officer examines a bullet hole on the car of a Saudi consulate diplomat who was shot dead in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 16, 2011. (AP) January 22, 2022 Pakistani police have asked for assistance from authorities in Tehran in apprehending the suspected killers of a Saudi diplomat, who are believed [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

Armed groups kill two IRGC men in southeastern Iran

Iranian Border Security soldiers in Sistan-Baluchestan, undated. (Tasnim) December 27, 2021 Two members of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have been killed in clashes with armed groups in the country's restive southeastern region, the military has said. The Qods (Quds) Base of IRGC ground force said on Sunday that the two were killed on [...]

By |December 27th, 2021|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Pakistan, Iran and Turkey resume freight train service to bolster regional connectivity

Turkey, Iran and Pakistan are finalizing details of the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) freight train. (Supplied) December 22, 2021 Pakistan’s top commerce official said on Tuesday his country had been working toward greater regional connectivity after the first freight train from Islamabad to Istanbul via Tehran departed after a gap of nine years to increase [...]

By |December 22nd, 2021|Pakistan, Turkey|

Sri Lanka says five Pakistanis, one Iranian arrested in heroin haul

The ship was carrying 250 kilograms of heroin estimated to be worth $12 million and was brought ashore by the navy to the port of Colombo. (Supplied) December 16, 2021 Sri Lankan authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested five Pakistanis and an Iranian national over an attempt to smuggle hundreds of kilograms [...]

By |December 16th, 2021|East Asia, Pakistan|

Militant gunfire kills two Pakistani soldiers near Iran border

Pakistani soldiers on patrol near the Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan, Pakistan, on February 25, 2020. (AFP) November 25, 2021 Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in southwestern Balochistan province near the border with Iran, the military said on Wednesday. The attack took place in Tump, Kech district. No [...]

By |November 25th, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan to trade rice for LPG under barter arrangement with Iran

A man looks at products while walking in a market in Tehran, Iran. (Getty) November 18, 2021 Pakistan’s top trade and commerce official said on Wednesday his country would import liquified petroleum gas (LPG) from Iran in exchange of rice under a barter arrangement endorsed by the two countries. Earlier this month, Pakistan [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Pakistan|

China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan move to create united front on Afghanistan

Taliban fighters are pictured in the Shindand district of Herat province. (AP) By Tom O'Connor October 29, 2021 China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and others in the region surrounding Afghanistan have set out to establish unity in confronting the crises enveloping the nation since the U.S. military withdrawal. In their second such meeting, the senior [...]

By |October 29th, 2021|Afghanistan, East Asia, Pakistan, Russia|