Pakistan discusses combatting drug trafficking with Iran

An Iranian anti-narcotics policeman stands guard beside a display of confiscated drugs. (REUTERS) January 6, 2021 Pakistan’s minister for narcotics control, Brig. Ijaz Ahmad Shah, discussed regional initiatives by Iran to combat drug trafficking, as a delegation led by Iran’s anti-narcotics chief visited Pakistan. The head of Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Police, Brig.-General Majid Karimi, visited the [...]

By |January 6th, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan orders ‘strict action’ against illegal fuel trade from Iran

A boy sits next to plastic canisters filled with petrol brought from Iran, while waiting for customers at a roadside petrol station on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan Feb 13, 2019. (REUTERS) December 29, 2020 The government of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province on Monday ordered the head of a paramilitary force and other relevant officials [...]

By |December 29th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan opens new border crossing with Iran to bolster trade

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) December 19, 2020 Pakistan and Iran on Saturday inaugurated the Gabd-Rimdan border crossing to increase trade and people-to-people exchanges, officials said. The border crossing point between Rimdan [...]

By |December 19th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan court asks government about steps taken to extradite Pakistanis jailed in Iran

102 Pakistani nationals currently imprisoned in Iran, 65 had already been convicted. (Supplied) December 17, 2020 The Lahore High Court on Wednesday asked the government of Pakistan to clarify and outline what steps it had taken to bring home Pakistanis convicted and jailed in Iran in a case ongoing since 2018 about the [...]

By |December 17th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistani police arrest two members of ‘Iran-backed’ Zainabiyoun Brigade in Karachi

Zainabiyoun Brigade, Pakistani Shias fighting in Syria and Iran, was blacklisted by the US Treasury. (AP) December 9, 2020 The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Pakistani port city of Karachi said on Tuesday police had arrested two members of the Zainabiyoun Brigade, a militant group that was placed on the US Treasury’s financial blacklist [...]

By |December 9th, 2020|Pakistan, Syria|

Pakistani court asks foreign ministry to expedite return of 44 prisoners from Iran

It has been nearly six months since Iran expressed its willingness to release 44 Pakistani prisoners. (Supplied) November 30, 2020 Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Justice Shahid Waheed on Monday asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs how much more time the government required to bring back 44 Pakistanis imprisoned in Iran, in a [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Pakistan|

Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Israel has carried out hundreds of air and missile strikes on Syria since the country's civil war broke out in 2011. (Reuters) November 26, 2020 Air strikes likely carried out by Israel killed at least 19 pro-Iran militia fighters in war-torn eastern Syria, a war monitor said Thursday. The early morning strikes hit [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Israel, Pakistan, Syria|

Balochistan insurgency and the role of Iran

Member of the Iranian security forces stands near the border with Pakistan. (AFP) By Rustam Shah Mohmand November 12, 2020 With Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in Islamabad for talks on regional issues, one important subject that dominated talks between Islamabad and Tehran has no doubt been border control. It is unlikely that the [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Pakistan|

Iranian foreign minister discusses border and defense issues with Pakistani leaders

PakistaniFM Shah Mehmood Qureshi (R) greets Iranian FM Javad Zarif at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on May 24, 2019. (AFP) November 11, 2020 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday during a two-day visit to the neighboring country. [...]

By |November 11th, 2020|Pakistan|

Lahore High Court summons foreign office over Pakistanis imprisoned in Iran

The premises of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, Pakistan, Jan. 22, 2020. (AN October 16, 2020 Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Waheed this week ordered the Pakistan Foreign Office to submit a list of Pakistanis imprisoned in Iran and for a relevant officer to appear in person before the court on the next [...]

By |October 16th, 2020|Pakistan|