Dec 25, 2017, 10:48 PM
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Some 300,000 Pakistani pilgrims visiting Mashad annually

Mashad, Khorasan Razavi Prov, Dec 25, IRNA – Some 300,000 pilgrims from Pakistan are visiting the holy city of Mashad in northeastern Iran, according to Pakistan's consul-general in Mashad.

Irfan Mahmood Bokhari made the remarks speaking during a press conference on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

He said that the consulate is seeking to facilitate the visit to Iran by Pakistani pilgrims, removing the obstacles in this regard.

Between 7,000 to 8,000 Pakistanis are presently residing in Mashad, solving their administrative problems and residential documents through cooperation with the Iranian officials is top on the agenda of the Pakistani consulate in Mashad.

Bokhari, who has been recently appointed to the post, said that despite the remarkable rise in trade relations between Pakistan and Khorasan Razavi Province over the past few years, the economic ties are not still satisfactory.


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