Pakistan has taken a big decision after the retaliatory airstrike on Iran. Amidst the tension, many meanings are being inferred from this decision of Pakistan. Despite huge tensions in relations with Iran, Pakistan has taken a decision not to affect trade. Pakistan says that it does not want to disrupt trade amid these tensions. This is also being interpreted to mean that Pakistan knows that due to stoppage of trade it will suffer economic loss. The second meaning is that Pakistan does not want to escalate the matter further after carrying out retaliatory airstrike.
Hence, despite tensions between Pakistan and Iran, trade activities are continuing normally at all border crossings in the restive Balochistan province. Pakistani officials gave this information. Makran Commissioner Saeed Ahmed Umrani said more than 100 trucks carrying vegetables and other goods were sent to Iran from the Taftan border on Friday. Pakistan on Thursday carried out “precision military strikes” on alleged “terrorist hideouts” in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, killing nine people. Earlier on Tuesday, Iran had targeted two bases of Sunni Baloch terrorist group Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
Business activities will continue
Umrani said that the positive thing is that the governments of both the sides are now trying to promote trade activities through the border posts of Taftan, Gwadar, Kech, Panjgur and Washuk in Balochistan. “Despite the tension, trade is going on as usual with movement of vehicles and containers,” he said. Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Mumtaz Khetran said liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and other petroleum products were exported to Iran. Going to Pakistan from the border. (Language)
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