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“The Iran – Pakistan border crossing at Mirjaveh has been open for about two days and other border markets are gradually reopening,” the Vice President of the Iran-Pakistan Joint Chamber Amanullah Shahnavazi told ILNA.

In an interview with ILNA news agency on Sunday, he said that now our main problem at the Mirjavah border is failure to issue a visa due to the closure of the country's consulate.

He said “Currently only basic goods and food are allowed to be exported the Mirjavah border”, adding that of course, other goods can be exported this week."

At present a maximum of 10 trucks are allowed to pass through every day, which has caused heavy traffic on this border.

Mirjaveh border crossing is the most important land border between Iran and Pakistan, which had been previously closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Following the coronavirus outbreak, Pakistan first closed its eastern and western borders with Iran, Afghanistan, and India on March 15 to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

According to official sources, the border with Iran operates on three days per week to import dates and other commodities, but no decision has been made regarding exports to Iran.

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