Comm-ander Southern Command Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz inaugurated the ‘Pakistan Gate’ at Taftan, near the Pakistan-Iran border on Wednesday, marking the completion of the first phase which had commenced on July 16.
According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday, ‘Pakistan Gate’ comprises two gates and is visible from a distance of two kilometres on both sides of the border.
The facility is equipped with CCTV cameras and has offices of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Pakistan Customs and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Security is multi-tiered and is provided by Levies and the Frontier Corps (FC). The ISPR statement further said that the second phase of the project will commence shortly, which will also include a rest area for pilgrims as well as other travellers going to Iran and coming back.
A yard of the National Logistics Cell will also be built to “manage commercial activities”, it said.