QUETTA: The business community in Balochistan briefed the Pakistani Consul-General in the Iranian city of Mashhad on the hurdles faced by Pakistani traders in the neighboring country and hoped he would play a role in this regard.
Consul-General Shehryar Khan spoke via video link to Balochistan’s business leaders at a meeting with the Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) on Monday, assuring businessmen that the government is making efforts to address the problems and underscoring the need to eliminate the existing hurdles to achieving the bilateral trade goal.
Mr Khan said there will be mutual understanding and talks with the Iranian authorities to resolve the difficulties faced by business communities on both sides of the border.
Earlier, QCCI President Haji Abdullah Achakzai and other senior officials informed the consul-general of a shortage of shelters for rice and other export goods in Mashhad.
They also complained about the freezing of Pakistani traders’ accounts in Iranian banks, the imposition of fines on cargo vehicles and other related issues and hoped that the consul-general would play his role in this regard.
Published in Dawn, October 19, 2022