QUETTA: Aqai Ali Osat Hashmi Governor of Iranian province of Sistan Balochistan has said that Iran and Pakistan are brotherly countries particularly long border relations with Balochistan province we desire to improve border security between two countries should be made effective and practical steps should be made so that terrorism, serious crimes, human smuggling as well as gun running is also be done away with.
He expressed these views during his meetings with Secretary Home Akbar Hussain Durrani and Inspector General Balochistan Police Mohammad Amlish here Saturday.
Consul general of Iran based at Quetta Muhammad Hassan Yahyavi, DIG FC Brigadier Mohammad Tahir, Director FIA Balochistan Abdul Qadir Qayyum, DIG Crimes Mohammad Ayub Qureshi, DIG Special Branch Dr Mujeebur Rehman and other officers were also present.
Osat Hashmi said there is need to develop economic activities besides more friendships and harmony between Pakistan and Iran particularly Balochistan. He said strong and stable relations between two countries can help elimination of terrorism and other crimes while promotion of economic activities economic conditions of people would improve with the strengthening of economic conditions.
Balochistan Secretary Home Akbar Durrani said that meetings between Pakistan and Iran on border security are good sign and satisfying. It helps remove misunderstandings on both sides and resolving difficulties at the provincial level. He said both the countries need to adopt concrete strategy as could not help people involved in serious crimes to take shelters in two countries.
Inspector General Balochistan Police Mohammad Amlish said that to strengthen relations between Pakistan and Iran such joint efforts would yield results. Organised and joint stand against terrorism is proof that terrorists, criminals and human, arms and narcotics smugglers should be brought to the net of law.
Next meeting would be held in Zahidan Iran next month.
IG Police presented a gift of carpet to the Governor Sistan.