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Nothing can come in way of Pak-Iran ties: Nisar

Islamabad: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said Pakistan and Iran were tied in decades long religious, social, cultural and political bonds and that nothing could come in the way of brotherly Pak-Iran relations.

He was talking to Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost, who called on him here at the Punjab House.

Matters relating to Pak-Iran bilateral relations, Iranian President’s recent visit to Pakistan and the assistance sought from the Government of Iran regarding arrest of a RAW agent from Balochistan were discussed, said a press release.

The two sides expressed satisfaction over the recent visit of President Hassan Rouhani to Pakistan.

Nisar said the joint Pak-Iran stance on various issues in the region at international fora would deter the foes from any malice against the two countries.

The Iranian Ambassador assured the minister that the Government of Iran would extend full cooperation on all issues that ensured security and development in Pakistan and Iran.

The interior minister said that media in Pakistan was independent but that did not mean that “we can allow anybody to affect our relations.”

He said all sections of Pakistani society were unanimous in their support for stronger Pak-Iran relations.