TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to set-up two more check posts on their shared border to combat smuggling of arms and drugs and to enhance trade between the two countries, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Tuesday.
The Interior Minister, who is on an official visit it Iran, called on Iranian President Mahmud Ahmedi Nejad and discussed matters of bilateral interests.
Taking to media persons after the meeting, Rehman Malik termed the meeting as “good” and said he conveyed to the Iranian President the greetings of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Malik said Pakistan and Iran shares a long border as both the countries need to have joint efforts to combat issues at their borders.
The minister said in order to combat smuggling and to enhance trade between the two countries Iranian President has consented to set-up two more check posts and in this regard officials from both sides would meet in first week of March to finalise the modalities.
Malik said Iranian President expressed sympathies over the tragic terrorist incident in Quetta and said joint effort would help both the countries to eliminate menace of terrorism and extremism.