Pak daily urges govt to accept Zarif’s invitation to participate in Chabahar project

Islamabad, March 14, IRNA - A leading Pakistan daily says that the government of Pakistan should accept the invitation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to participate in Chabahar seaport project and link it with Gwadar Port.

‘The Nation’ in its editorial comments said that without wasting much time, Islamabad needs to study the details of the invitation and accept the proposal.

It said connecting the two ports have the potential to take millions of people out of extreme poverty who are living in these underdeveloped regions of both countries.

“Moreover, joining the two ports will enhance economic connectivity between the two countries. In return, the commercial connectivity will give way to gaining the trust of each other,” the newspaper said.

It added that Islamabad as well Tehran realize that instead of allowing others to decide for them, it is better for them to have bilateral dialogue and exchange visits to enhance bilateral ties and pave way for economic cooperation.

“The increased frequency of visits between the officials of the two countries is indicating that the states want to come close to each other,” the Nation said.

It viewed that relying on each other and looking for regional alliances is what governments in both countries are in need of at the moment. “Considering the response of Trump’s administration towards both countries, the need of the hour is to gain as much as possible from each other,” it said.


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