Iran’s assurance: Does Chahbhar really pose no threat to CPEC?
Video     Photos     Pakistan     World     Islam     Health     Crime     Islamic News     Business     Society     India     Travel     Middle East     Sport     sci/tech      Contact      RSS
Search

West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

Policy flaws: How the electoral endorsement powered a terrorist organization

Mounting debt: Would Nawaz Govt leave a huge economic crisis behind?

Tillerson Warns Against Using Lebanon as Proxy for Mideast Conflict

How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

South Sudan using food as weapon of war -UN report

Is Lebanese PM Hariri a Prisoner of Saudi Arabia?

What the Mossad’s female agents do — and don’t do — for the sake of Israel

Revival of MMA: Mullahs on the same page

Tightening noose around Sharifs: The awakening of NAB in Pakistan

Trump’s tweets, thin skin may cause nuclear war: Analyst

130 people killed in Iran’s Kermanshah as quake hits region

Spilling the beans: Karzai’s more revelations about US and Daesh collusion in Afghanistan

Leak: UAE planned financial war against Qatar

Did Trump beg for a war during his Asia trip?

Senior Saudi Princes tortured, beaten in royal purge

Pakistan Awami Itehad:  Who is behind Musharraf’s political gimmick?

When a Hindu devotee went to Karbala

World’s criminal silence on Collapsing Yemen

Wooing Pakistan back: The fodder of CSF for Pakistan

The Saudi-Iran conflict and us

Merger of adversaries: Who is pulling the strings?

Yemenis to give 'unprecedented' response to Saudi possible attack on Hudaydah

China urges South Korea to resume talks with North

Ankara’s reading of the recent events in Saudi Arabia

Scientists find way to make old human cells young again

Report: Daesh leader may be in eastern Syrian border city of Boukamal

Punjab Law Minister threatens MWM leadership of dire consequences

Bringing Hammad Siddique back:  Another pitfall for MQM

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman bribed Donald Trump with $1bn

Trump’s Afghan gamble

Terror in Quetta:  Why State failed to protect AIG Hamid Shakeel?

Hudaibiya revived: The quagmire around Nawaz Sharif

Yemen facing world’s worst famine amid Saudi aggression, blockade

Hariri must return to Lebanon for official resignation: Tillerson

Saudis, UAE, Kuwait Order Citizens to Leave Lebanon

Israeli Officials :We Will Bombard Russia’s military bases in Syria If The S-300 is Given to Our Enemies

If convicted, will Nawaz get a presidential pardon?

Over 25 Million Muslims March Against ISIS And The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

More than 50 nationalities gather in holy city of Kerbela

How will history judge Nawaz Sharif?

‘Saudi Arabia summoned Abbas in response to Hamas trip to Iran’

Why does US want to re-engage Pakistan?

Sources: Saudi prince’s helicopter was targeted by Bin Salman

Last nail in coffin: Diminishing hopes of Nawaz Sharif

US wars have cost $5.6 trillion since 2001: Study

Saudi officials arrest first princess amid Crown Prince's mass purge

Saudi offering $430m for wanted Houthi militants

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Returning To UK Given Luxury Housing & Rehab

Muhammad Bin Salman, another Saddam Hussein?

Washington’s reservations over CPEC

2016-05-30 08:08:37

Iran’s assurance: Does Chahbhar really pose no threat to CPEC?

 

 

Addressing tensions surrounding Chabahar, Mehdi Honerdoost, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, on Friday said the Chabahar port agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan is “not finished” and “not limited to these three countries”. Speaking on Pakistan-Iran relations at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad (ISSI), the envoy revealed that the offer to cooperate had first been extended to Pakistan and then China, implying neither had expressed interest. Ahmed Saffee, a research fellow at the ISSI, quoted the Iranian envoy as saying that the deal is still on the table for both Pakistan and China, assuring that “Chabahar is not a rival to Gwadar”.

The ambassador added that both are sister ports, and Chabahar port authorities would extend cooperation to Gwadar. He stressed the importance of development both in Pakistan and Iran in order to fight against poverty and extremism. The Iranian envoy’s statement augurs well for strengthening relations between both neighbouring states. Pakistan has never been hostile to Iran during the standoff of the latter with the West over the Iranian nuclear programme. Despite international sanctions, Islamabad did not leave Tehran in isolation and continued its diplomatic support to Iran. Now, after the lifting of sanctions on Iran, the country is set to enjoy revived economic and commercial relations in various fields including trade, investment, technology, banking, finance and energy with neighbouring countries. It is an opportunity for resource-rich but poorly managed Pakistan to further improve its ties with Iran. Not only Tehran, Islamabad also needs to have better relations with Kabul and New Delhi. Iran seems to be sending all the right signals to Pakistan to assure the latter of its good intentions and importance of relations between the two countries. Islamabad should seize the opportunity because Pak-Iran trade relations have enormous potential. Pakistan should also take the initiative to further improve ties with Iran and reciprocate the expressed goodwill. It should fully take benefit from the generous offers extended by Iran regarding the Chabahar port agreement and electricity as well as other trade agreements. There are numerous opportunities to increase bilateral ties by establishing road and rail infrastructure in the border areas of both countries. It is good news that Iran is also seeking to address its neighbours’ concerns and engage them for the resolution of regional issues, such as the Taliban issue and the threat from terrorist groups including Daesh. Cooperation among regional countries is the only way forward for prosperity and wellbeing of the people. It is definitely in the interests of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Iran to have a better economic and trade relationship. All neighbouring countries should stand by each other for the common good. Lastly, Pakistan’s beleaguered state cannot afford hostile relations with its neighbours; rather cooperation with regional states will bring prosperity to the nation. It is hoped that better sense prevails and Pakistan and Iran are able to resume work on mutually beneficial projects and more regional cooperation. Pakistan and Iran need to bolster ties with one another to devise bilateral solutions to economic and social issues of their countries, and prosperity and security of the region. 

 

pk.shafaqna.com

 

Categories:   Pakistan ، World ، Other News ،
Tags:   pakistan ، CPEC ، Iran ، Chabahar ، Mehdi Honerdoost ، ISSI ،
From other agencies (RSS Reader)

Mystery remains

- BBC Asia