Sistan and Baluchestan is one of the underprivileged provinces in southeast Iran, which has gained Astan Quds Razavi’s attention in recent years in order to boost economic growth and prosperity for its people.
In his visit to Zahedan, the capital city of Sistan and Baluchestan, Hoj. Ahmad Marvi, the AQR chief custodian stated that since the province harbors vast borders we all should appreciate the efforts of the armed forces and the people keeping the borders safe because economy and the livelihood grow in security.
“Enemies do not want unity among the people of the region and they do not want the economy and security cycle to be provided for the people,” he said.
Paying a visit to the construction site of Imam Reza’s (AS) service complex on Mirjawa border between Iran and Pakistan, he pointed out that nearly 150,000 Pakistani pilgrims pass the border to visit the holy shrine.
“The complex is planned to be built on the way to Mirjawa border by the end of next July, which will have free facilities such as prayer room, dining room, accommodations, bathhouse, etc. for pilgrims’ welfare,” he noted.
Marvi announced that two other complexes are going to be built by AQR on the roads linking Zahedan to Zabol and Chabahar to Zabol.
At Sistan-Baluchestan provincial council, he described AQR’s approach to providing employment and empowerment of the disadvantaged people, saying, “To the extent possible, we start projects in animal husbandry, fishery, agriculture, horticulture and primary processing.”
Furthermore, an agreement to perform economic projects was signed between Sistan and Baluchestan Governorate and AQR Economic Organization.