QUETTA: Pak-Iran officials briefly reviewed arrangements for the upcoming pilgrimage for Chehlum in a joint meeting that was held at the Iranian border town Mirjawa. Deputy Commissioner Chagai Fateh Khan Khajjak led the Pakistani delegation and the Iranian delegation was represented by Marzaban of Mirjawa Colonel Shehram Khusro in the meeting. According to official sources, the Pakistani officials informed their Iranian counterparts that 24 hours operational 22 special immigration counters and separate passages were established in Taftan to facilitate the Pakistani pilgrims. Both sides nominated their focal persons to further communicate the issues related to pilgrims to immediately resolve them. It was also decided that the number and relevant details of pilgrims would be communicated prior 24 hours to both the sides to ensure effective regulation on the border. Thousands of Pakistani pilgrims are expected to visit Iran in the upcoming days during Chehlum of Imam Hussain (AS).
Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2019.