Over 5000 Pakistani Zaireen to be in Iran: Balochistan Home Minister

Zaireen's return is a major challenge


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TAFTAN: Pakistan has asked Iranian authorities not to allow over 5000 Pakistani Shia pilgrims to enter into Pakistan in the aftermath of deaths caused by Corona Virus. Home Minister Balochistan Ziaullah Langove reached Pak-Iran border Taftan and reviewed arrangements at the border.
Pakistan has already closed its border with Iran at Balochistan province’s Taftan town. Home Minister Balochistan, Mir Ziaullah Langove told reporters in Taftan, ” we can only allow the pilgrims after screening and verification certificates by Iranian health ministry that they do not carry any Corona Virus”.
Pakistan has kept 275 Shia pilgrims entered from Iran at an isolation center at Taftan, the country’s bordering town with Iran. “The return of pilgrims from Iraq and Iran is challenging for us”, Mr. Langove said.
Pakistan has also started work on the establishment of a 100 bed tent hospital at Taftan to tackle any emergency situation in the wake of increasing cases of Corona virus in Iran.
The Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has already spoken to Prime Minister Imran Khan with regard to reports of increasing Corona Virus cases in neighboring Iran. Pakistan has declared emergency in five districts of Balochistan bordering with Iran.

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