Lt. Gen. Asim Munir is slated to become Pakistan’s new chief of army staff (COAS). autobiography published last year by another former COAS, Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg, includes a 1989 photo of him meeting with Qasem Soleimani, the late commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force. Otherwise, the proliferation activity has been wholly blamed on the late Pakistani nuclear scientist A. Q. Khan. Pakistani nuclear secrets were proliferated to Libya and to Iran. Iran and Pakistan share more than 900 kilometers of border and have many mutual geopolitical, cultural, and religious interests. The situation in Afghanistan, corridors of communication, Economically, Iran and Pakistan trade with each other through three border crossings. The two countries’ central banks signed a banking and payment agreement in 2017, expanding financial cooperation and loosening credit requirements.
In 2020, Iran’s export to Pakistan reached 352 million dollars to rank third in Iran’s exports. The two countries have ambitious plans to increase their bilateral trade to five billion dollars by 2023. Overall, according to Iranian customs, Iranian exports to Pakistan in the first half of the current year have amounted to $321 million, while imports from Pakistan have reached $110 million.