Staff Reporter Islamabad
Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Hosseini called on Chairman FBR/Secretary Revenue Division Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed at FBR (HQs), Islamabad.
During the meeting, matters relating to cooperation on taxation and customs between Iran and Pakistan came under discussion. Ambassador of Iran suggested to increase the effective working hours at Mand-Pishin border.
He further proposed that Iranian side was ready to increase border gate timings at Taftan-Mirjawa and expected the same action from Pakistan.
Chairman FBR endorsed the suggestion of the Ambassador and informed that FBR had already taken up the case with Government of Balochistan to coordinate with Iranian Authorities for increased opening and working hours of border crossing especially at Taftan-Mirjawa.
The visiting dignitary also highlighted that the movement of Iranian vehicles was restricted to Taftan whereas Pakistan vehicles were allowed inside Iran on TIR.
Chairman FBR clarified that the movement of Iranian vehicles was restricted on the direction of NCOC due to Covid pandemic. “FBR has already taken up the case with NCOC to review the above decision,” Chairman further added.