Chabahar

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Chabahar,

city (2006 pop. 71,070), Sistan and Baluchistan prov., SE Iran, on the Gulf of Oman; formerly known as Chah Bahar or Bandar Behesti. It was dependent on fishing and agriculture until its port was developed in the 1970s. In 1992 the port was made a free trade and industrial zone. Baluchs form the majority of the local population.
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These land-based trade routes will, in turn, be connected with the Chah bahar port.
Diversion of Afghan transit trade to Chah Bahar and fencing of the border has been a big blow to Pashtun economy in general and to the economy of the people living in border area in particular.
Responding to an adjournment motion moved by MQM's Mohammad Atteeq Shaikh in the Senate, he said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) had already been inked for declaring Gwadar and Chah Bahar as sister ports.
He also served as a scrap dealer and had a jewellery business in Chah Bahar, Iran, after he joined RAW.
With the closing of (nuclear) PMD case, there is no longer any impediment on the way of increasing relations between Iran and India," Zarif said, adding that New Delhi can cooperate with Tehran in development of Chah Bahar Port as well as other economic, trade, and banking activities.
The capital of Chah Bahar county in the Baluchistan province, Chabahar is presently a free port, with a sparse population.
Pakistani leadership also shared its reservations with the Iranian authorities over construction of a highway leading to Chah Bahar (an Iranian port) reportedly funded by India to link Afghanistan to the Central Asian States through this key port.
Officials say Iran takes more than its share of water in Chah Bahar, in southeastern Iran, according to Sultan Mahmood Mahmoodi, director of water management in the Ministry of Water and Energy.
India is approaching the region through Iran from Bandar Abbas and Chah Bahar into Afghanistan and Central Asia.
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- A suicide bomber was shot dead at the entrance of the police station in the Iranian city of Chah Bahar, IRNA reported on Tuesday.
In a news analysis carried as its lead story titled "China in Baluchistan," the newspaper said it would throw a challenge, in the midterm to all Iranian ports in the Persian Gulf from Chah Bahar to Bandar Abbas and from Bushahar to Khuramshahar, as well as United Arab Emirates' Dubai Port.
At a ceremony in the Iranian border city of Chah Bahar, right across the border from Pakistan's Baluchistan province, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and this Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, celebrated the commencement of the construction of a 780-kilometer (485-mile) pipeline that will transport Iranian gas to Pakistan.