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Investigation report says Pakistani ganglord spied for Iran in 2014

Uzair Baloch flanked by Rangers personnel in Karachi in January 2016. (EPA) July 10, 2020 An investigation report released by Pakistan’s provincial government in Sindh this week has said a Pakistani ganglord, long suspected of building a business empire through extortion, kidnapping and drugs, had confessed to spying for Iranian intelligence agencies in [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan reopens all borders to resume trade with Iran

The border points will be open only for the purpose of trade and the ban on the cross-border movement of people will remain in place until further notice. (Getty) July 06, 2020 Starting Sunday, Pakistan will resume trade at four of its border points with Iran, weeks after opening its main Taftan crossing [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan to bring back nationals from Iranian prisons amid reports of virus spread

The Iranian government has announced that it is ready to swap prisoners with other countries including Pakistan. (Supplied) June 24, 2020 The government is doing its best to bring back Pakistani prisoners from Iranian jails, foreign office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui told Arab News on Tuesday in response to an assertion made by a [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan reopens border with Iran to allow for trade

Authorities say the border was being opened immediately to facilitate export of mangoes and other perishable food items to Iran. (Supplied) June 19, 2020 Pakistan announced that it is reopening its key southwestern Taftan border crossing with neighboring Iran on Thursday to allow trade between the two countries. Thursday’s move comes three months [...]

By |June 19th, 2020|Pakistan|

Operation underway against militants near Pakistan-Iran border

Pakistani soldiers on patrol near the Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan, Pakistan, on February 25, 2020. (AFP) June 6, 2020 A major intelligence-based operation is ongoing against militants hiding near Pakistan’s border with Iran in the southwestern Balochistan province, Pakistani intelligence officials and local witnesses said, in the latest attempt to combat violence on [...]

By |June 6th, 2020|Pakistan|

A widening Pak-Iran trust deficit

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) By Rahimullah Yusufzai May 23, 2020 A few days after the May 8 attack by Baloch separatists near the Pak-Iran border that caused the death of six Pakistani [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Pakistan|

The bloody border between Iran and Pakistan

Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa meets Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, in Tehran on Nov. 18. (ISPR) By Rasul Bakhsh Rais May 20, 2020 On May 7, six soldiers including an officer of the Frontier Constabulary were killed by an improvised explosive device planted along the Buledia area [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Pakistan asks Iran to enhance border security after attack on soldiers

Iran road sign near the Pakistan Iran Border. (IRNA) May 13, 2020 Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, has asked Iran to enhance border security measures to curb terrorist attacks on Pakistani security forces by militants allegedly operating from Iranian soil. Gen Bajwa called Chief of the Armed Forces [...]

By |May 13th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan approves additional funds for fencing Pakistan-Iran border

Pakistani soldiers wearing facemasks stand guard at the closed Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan on February 25, 2020. (AFP) April 29, 2020 The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Pakistani government on Monday approved additional funds in the form of a technical supplementary grant of Rs3 billion for the fencing of the country’s porous [...]

By |April 29th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan PM’s health adviser ordered ease in quarantine restrictions at Pak-Iran border, document reveals

Pakistan has issued directions and recommendations which included the closure of the border and quarantining of incoming people for 14 days. (Supplied) April 27, 2020 The Prime Minister’s special assistant on health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, ordered the easing of quarantine restrictions along the Pak-Iran border in February which led to hundreds of cases [...]

By |April 27th, 2020|Pakistan|