The Economic Times has reported that Pakistan is building a security gate at the Taftan border crossing with Iran.
Officials said the move was to prevent illegal trade, but the report notes that the decision was taken to increase security after the recent killing a Taliban chief who had reportedly entered Balochistan from Iran and was targeted in a US drone strike.
“The construction will be completed by August 14 and the estimated cost is about Rs 15 million,” said the official.
Iran has already constructed a ‘trade gate’ on its side of the border at Mir Java in Zahedan.
(Source: The Economic Times)