QUETTA: After two months of closure of Taftan border because of the coronavirus outbreak, Pakistani authorities opened the border with Iran on Wednesday, resuming commerce actions between the 2 nations.
“The trade activities resumed through Pakistan Gate and Zero-point trade gate at the Taftan border crossing,” mentioned Taftan Tehsildar Zahoor Baloch confirming the reopening of the border.
He maintained the commerce actions resumed however Rahdari gate remains to be closed. The border with Iran was closed on February 22 as a consequence of novel coronavirus outbreak in Iran whereas numerous pilgrims have been coming back from Tehran by way of the border crossing.
Final month, it reopened for import of products to completely different districts of Balochistan after the province witnessed scarcity of dates and hike in its worth within the bordering cities of Iran.
Quickly the border city witnessed commerce actions of important commodities, together with Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline (LPG).
Zahoor mentioned the border would stay open for commerce actions following the easing of restrictions whereas precautionary measures and social distancing can be noticed.
The announcement of border opening introduced cheers to the locals and the enterprise group who relied on cross border actions to earn their livelihood.
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, Might 14th, 2020.