QUETTA: Two-day meeting of Pak-Iran joint border commission was held in Quetta on Tuesday and Wednesday where both sides discussed matters pertaining to joint strategy against terrorists and smugglers. It was the 19th session of the commission of this kind between the Pakistan and Iran. Deputy Governor of the Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan Ali Asghar Mirshekari headed his country’s delegation and Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattha led the Pakistani side at the talks. According to Express Tribune Daily Secretary Home Akbar Hussain Durrani, deputy commissioners of five districts that share borders with Iran and officials of the Anti-Narcotics Force were also present.
Meeting discusses action against narcotics smugglers, supply of electricity to Pakistani areas from Iran, electronic surveillance system and trade. The meeting also discussed action against narcotics smugglers, supply of electricity to Pakistani areas from Iran, electronic surveillance system and trade.
On this occasion, the Chief Secretary Balochistan Saifullah Chatta said that this kind of meetings between the two countries have extra ordinary importance. He said that Pakistan is taking all possible steps against terrorism and smuggling and stressed on the importance of joint intelligence sharing in this regard.
The Deputy Governor Sistan-Balochistan Ali Asghar Mirshekari lauded the role of Pakistan in war against terrorism and said that terrorist and miscreant elements are the enemies of both the countries. He said we will not allow our land to be used against any country.
The Pakistan-Iran Joint Border Commission has underlined the need for securing their porous border in an attempt to effectively check trafficking in drugs, weapons and illegal immigrants that triggers cross-border incursions and hence tensions between the two countries.
According to media reports latter Iranian Deputy Governor Mirshekari and his delegation also called on Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri where they agreed on eradication of terrorist activities on the borders and sharing of information between the border guards of Pakistan and Iran.