On May 18, 2023, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi inaugurated the first border market at the Mand-Pishin crossing-point of the Pakistan-Iran border, marking a significant milestone in their joint efforts to enhance cross-border trade and strengthen the overall economic relationship. This is one of the six border markets to be constructed along the Pakistan-Iran common border. Additionally, the two leaders launched the Polan-Gabd Electricity Transmission Line, expected to transmit an additional 100MW of electricity from Iran to Pakistan. This transmission line serves as a supplement to the electricity obtained from Iran for the broader Makran region through the 132 KV Makran Division electricity transmission line. The availability of this extra 100MW of electricity from Polan-Gabd will help alleviate the energy needs of households and businesses in Balochistan.