Iranian legislators have approved general terms for a bill that will pave the way for Tehran and Islamabad to enhance security cooperation, Iranian media reported.
During an open session on Sunday morning, the Iranian parliament passed the bill with 187 votes in favor, 14 votes against and 6 abstentions.
The bill on Iran-Pakistan Security pact had earlier been adopted by the Iranian Council of Ministers and submitted to the parliament on March 31, 2013.
The bill contains a single article and 11 clauses in which the areas of cooperation, working methods, costs, the responsible ministries and other issues relating to the security pact are included.
In February 2013, the two countries signed the security pact with the aim of boosting anti-terror cooperation.
The agreement, which was signed in Tehran between the Pakistan’s interior minister and his Iranian counterpart, was intended to take strict measures to combat terrorism, human and drug trafficking.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2014.
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