Pakistan, Iran agree to increase working hours at borders

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iranian authorities at a meeting of the Joint Border Trade Committee (JBTC) have agreed to increase working hours at borders to boost bilateral trade, a statement said on Sunday.

Both Pakistan and Iranian authorities agreed to increase working hours at Taftan-Mirjaveh, Mand-Pishin and Kohak-Panjgur borders with mutual to boost bilateral trade.

MCC Appraisement and Facilitation, Quetta successfully conducted 8th Joint Border Trade Committee (JBTC) Between Pakistan and Iran on 20th & 21st October 2020 in Quetta.

Last meeting was held in November 2019 at Zahidan, Seestan & Balochistan (Iran).

The 8th JBTC meeting was attended by 16 Provincial and Federal government departments and Abdul Waheed Marwat, Collector MCC A&F, Quetta was Head of the delegation from Pakistan side.

The Iranian delegation was headed by Mrs Mandana Zanganeh, Deputy Governor Economic Affairs Seestan & Balochistan, Iran.

Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, Governor Balochistan graced the closing ceremony on October 21, 2020 and appreciated the work and performance of Pakistan Customs for organizing the meeting.

The Iranian delegates also expressed great satisfaction on efforts taken by Pakistan Customs.

The Iranian side was convinced to lift ban on export of Pakistani Kinnow (Oranges) and a bilateral Committee was formed to address the issues of transporters from both sides.

This successful event has proved that Pakistan Customs can not only act as a law enforcement agency but lead agency in facilitation of trade and economic activities, the statement said.

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