Islamabad: Iranian authorities have indicated that more zero-point gates on the Pakistan-Iran border will be opened along with five districts of Balochistan province for increasing trade with Pakistan, a media report said Wednesday.
The idea was discussed at a meeting of the Pakistan-Iran Permanent Border Committee held recently in Mir Javah, an Iranian town on the Pakistan-Iran border, Dawn online reported.
Deputy commissioners of five districts - Gwadar, Chagai, Turbat, Panjgur and Washuk - and senior officials of Frontier Corps represented Pakistan.
The Iranian team was headed by Deputy Director for Law Enforcement, Hasan Najad, and comprised 10 senior civil and military officials.
The Pakistani officials suggested that more zero-point gates should be opened at the border for the promotion of trade between the two countries and creation of jobs for local people.
After returning from Mir Javah Tuesday, Pakistani officials said that Iranian officials had assured them that they would take up the suggestion for opening more gates with authorities in Tehran.
Deputy Commissioner of Chagai, Saifullah Khetran, said Pakistani officials had conveyed to their Iranian counterparts their concerns about incidents of border violations and firing of mortar shells from the Iranian side on Pakistani territory.