Pakistan government closed it's borders with Iran, Pilgrims banned from entering Iran

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Pakistan government closed it's borders with Iran, Pilgrims banned from entering Iran

*QUETTA: **Pakistan government closed it's borders with Iran, Pilgrims banned from entering Iran.*

Pakistan on Sunday closed borders with Iran following a spike in novel coronavirus cases in the country.

Sources in the Balochistan interior ministry said that the provincial government has banned Pakistani pilgrims from traveling to Iran.

At least a hundred pilgrims were called back to Quetta from the Taftan border while special check posts have been established to monitor movement.

According to *Express News,* link Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri shared details of Pakistan’s measures to curb the virus outbreak with Iranian authorities.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan called up Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan and discussed with him the coronavirus spread in Iran and its implications for the border province.

Kamal informed the prime minister that he is personally overseeing the government efforts to prevent the deadly infestation from seeping into Balochistan.