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Pak-Iranian relations cordiality underlined

By Bureau report
February 13, 2024

PESHAWAR: The Iranian diplomats said on Monday the peoples of Iran and Pakistan were bound up with one and other by history, culture and religion, stressing that this bond of brotherhood was destined to grow stronger.

General view of Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan. — AFP/File
General view of Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan. — AFP/File

They were speaking at function arranged here at the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran to mark the 45 anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.People from different walks of life, including religious scholars, businessmen, academicians and literati were present on the occasion.

Among the main speakers were Consul General of Iran in Peshawar, Ali Banafshe Khah, and Director General of the Cultural Centre of Iran, Peshawar, Dr Hosein Chaghomi. The Iranian diplomats hailed Imam Khomeni as a great leader, religious scholar and thinker who led the Islamic Revolution.

“It was his bold, inspiring and sagacious leadership that braved all the odds and brought about the Islamic Revolution on February 11, 1979,” said the consul general of Iran.“The selfless leadership, national unity, proper communication between the people and the leaders are the prerequisites for a revolution. And all these imperatives were an integral part of the Islamic Revolution,” he recalled.

Talking of the post-revolution challenges, the diplomat said no doubt multiple impediments were created for Iran but the wise and sincere leadership cleared all the hurdles with the popular support of the masses.

Dr Hossein Chaghomi said the present-day Iran had a modern way of life with an emphasis on religious and cultural values.The diplomat talked of the prominent features of post-revolution Iran.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has progressed in different fields and is on road to progress and prosperity,” he said while enumerating the achievements made by his country and economic and other sectors.The Dr Hossein Choghomi said the Iranian Culture Centre was playing a role in bringing the people of Iran and Pakistan closer by promoting the local languages and cultures.