Pakistan says drill with Iranian navy not planned, was ‘passage exercise’

Iran's navy commander Habibollah Sayyari points while standing on a naval ship during Velayat-90 war game on the Sea of Oman, Jan. 1, 2012. (AFP) April 7, 2021 Pakistani and Iranian naval ships conducted a day-long “passage exercise” in the waters of the Gulf, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Navy has said, adding [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Pakistan|

Turkey, Iran, Pakistan regional freight train soon to relaunch operations— officials

Turkey, Iran and Pakistan are finalizing details of the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) freight train. (Supplied) March 6, 2021 Turkey, Iran and Pakistan are finalizing details of the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) freight train that is soon to resume its operations after nine years to boost regional connectivity and increase trade among the three countries, officials told [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Pakistan, Turkey|

Pakistan’s Baluchis protest Iranian treatment of Ethnic brethren after border shootings

Protests in the impoverished Sistan-Baluchestan province began in Saravan, Feb 24, 2021. (Supplied) March 4, 2021 Dozens of ethnic Baluch rights activists have staged a protest in Pakistan's port city of Karachi to condemn the killing of their ethnic brethren by Iranian border guards last month. The protest comes amid reports of violent [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Minorities, Pakistan|

Iran-Pakistan border tensions: Causes and implications

A member of Iranian security forces stands near the border with Pakistan. (AFP) By Abdul Basit Khan March 1, 2021 The recent killings of ten ethnic Baloch fuel traders, trying to smuggle untaxed Iranian diesel into Pakistan, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has brought into sharp focus the perennial problems of [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Minorities, Pakistan|

Iran statement about Pakistan’s role in Sistan-Balochistan shooting ‘factually incorrect’ — foreign office

The premises of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, Pakistan, Jan. 22, 2020. (AN February 27, 2021 The Pakistani foreign office on Friday described a statement by an Iranian official accusing Pakistani security forces of shooting at oil smugglers earlier this week as "factually incorrect," reaffirming that the incident had taken place on [...]

By |February 27th, 2021|Pakistan|

Army denies Iranian ‘intelligence operation’ inside Pakistan to rescue kidnapped soldiers

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers stand in front of a closed gate of a border post in Taftan near Iran on February 25, 2020. (REUTERS) February 10, 2021 The Pakistani army this week denied Iran had carried out an “intelligence operation” inside its territory to rescue Iranian soldiers who had been abducted over two years ago.  Turkish [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan arrests fourth militant linked to Iran-backed Zainabiyoun Brigade

Iranian-backed fighters in Syria. (Supplied) February 2, 2021 Pakistani police said on Tuesday they had arrested a militant allegedly linked to the Iran-backed Zainabiyoun Brigade, the fourth such arrest since last December and part of what investigators say is sustained action against the outfit.  The Zainabiyoun Brigade was placed on the US Treasury’s financial blacklist [...]

By |February 2nd, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan arrests ‘most wanted’ militant linked to Iran-backed Zainabiyoun Brigade

Police commandos patrol near the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi on June 29, 2020. (AFP) January 28, 2021 Pakistan has arrested a ‘most wanted’ militant it says is linked to the Zainabiyoun Brigade, with investigators saying on Thursday he had received military training in neighboring Iran. The Zainabiyoun Brigade was placed on the US [...]

By |January 28th, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan army says 37% fencing work on Iran border completed

Pakistani soldiers on patrol near the Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan, Pakistan, on February 25, 2020. (AFP) January 12, 2021 Pakistan’s army spokesman said on Monday nearly 37 percent fencing work along the country’s 900-kilometer border with Iran had been completed. The Pak-Iran border begins at the Koh-i-Malik Salih mountain and ends at Gwadar Bay in [...]

By |January 12th, 2021|Pakistan|

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|