Jan 27, 2016, 5:04 PM
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Iran, Pakistan mull border demarcation

Islamabad, Jan 27, IRNA – The 19th joint border meeting between Iran and Pakistan began its work in Quetta city of Pakistan on Wednesday in presence of the Iranian and Pakistani officials from the neighbor provinces from both sides.

Deputy Governor General of Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province for security and disciplinary affairs Ali Asghar Mir-Shekari and Secretary General for security affairs of Pakistani Baluchistan province.
Mir-Shekari told IRNA that the most important focus of the meeting is border demarcation, collective campaign against terrorism and confrontation with bandits and drug-traffickers.
He said that issues relating to extradition of prisoners, revival and reconstruction of the border areas and border demarcation were on the agenda of consultations with the Pakistani officials.
The Iranian official called for providing sustainable security in border area through development of economic infrastructures and creation of jobs.
According to an agreement between Iran and Pakistan in 1988, officials of the two countries would hold meeting every six-month to review practical steps to be taken by either side to maintain border security.
The regular meetigs are held either in the Iranian city of Zahedan or the Pakistani city of Quetta.