Pakistan, Iran to jointly open border market, power transmission line

Islamabad – 18 May 2023: (Adnan hameed): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Iran’s President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi will jointly inaugurate the Mand-Pishin border sustenance marketplace and Polan-Gabd electricity transmission line at the Mand-Pishin border crossing point on 18 May 2023 (Thursday). According to the statement of Foreign Office issued on Wednesday said this would be one of the six border markets to be constructed along the Pak-Iran common border. “The Mand-Pishin border sustenance marketplace will provide a thriving platform for increasing cross-border trade, fostering economic growth, and opening up new avenues of opportunity for local businesses,” it said. The Polan-Gabd Electricity Transmission Line plays a pivotal role in meeting the energy needs of the region, including households and businesses, by bringing-in additional 100 MW of electricity from Iran. “The joint inauguration is a manifestation of the strong commitment of Pakistan and Iran to uplift the welfare of residents of the neighboring provinces of Balochistan and Sistan-o-Baluchestan, respectively,” it said. The FO said it would also serve as a significant stride forward in the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
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