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Pakistan Struggles to Stop Its Citizens From Smuggling Oil From Iran

Thousands of men in Balochistan, a southwestern province in Pakistan, smuggle oil across the restive border with Iran. While the phenomenon is not new, the Pakistan government has recently ordered a halt to the illegal trade as fears mount about economic losses in the billions of rupees. The smuggling of Iranian oil into Pakistan is decades old, and U.S. economic sanctions on Iran, as well as the falling prices of Iranian oil, have led to the organized smuggling of oil, according to the article “Iran’s Fuel Smuggling Paranoia in the Baluchistan Border Region,” published by the Jamestown Foundation’s Terrorism Monitor. “In a region so economically deprived on both sides of the border, the opportunities for earning a living are often limited to either trafficking drugs or smuggling fuel,” report author Fatemeh Aman wrote. “Fuel carriers lack any other income besides carrying gasoline and diesel fuel from Iran to Pakistan, with the …

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