New border crossing open between Pakistan and Iran near Gwadar

New border crossing open between Pakistan and Iran near Gwadar

Pakistan on Saturday opened opened another official border crossing point with Iran near Gwadar.

After Taftan, Rimdan-Gabad border crossing is the second international border crossing point between Iran and Pakistan which is located 60 km away from Pakistan’s southern port of Gwadar.

Minister for Defence Production Zuba­ida Jalal termed the opening of the second crossing point with Iran historic and said that for centuries the people of Gwadar had longed for Taftan-like immigration facilities.

Taftan has been facing tremendous pressure as it is used for trade and by thousands of pilgrims every year.

She also said that new crossing point would facilitate the peoples of the two countries to travel and for trade.

While referring to a fence being erected at Pak-Iran border, the minister said that with the completion of the project the security situation would improve in border areas.