In the past few weeks, there has been a sudden increase in reports of a silk road accident in the country’s northwest, which has left more than 40 people dead.
The incidents are attributed to an accident involving an oil tanker, which reportedly ran aground on the Silk Road, which connects Iran and Afghanistan.
The tanker has not been identified yet, but a local police official said that “the cause of the accident remains unknown.”
The local police chief, Mohammad Ashraf, said that the incident happened about an hour after a truck had run aground in the region’s Silk Road area, and that “it is very likely that there were explosives planted on the truck.”
“The truck driver was taken to the hospital with injuries,” Ashraf said, adding that the driver of the truck is in stable condition.
“The incident took place at an area of the Silk Roads that connects Iran to Afghanistan.”
The Silk Roads have long been a contentious and controversial area in Pakistan, with locals and foreigners often opposing the construction of a road to the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
But a recent study by the Pakistani government’s research arm, the Institute for Peace and Development (IPSD), estimated that between $4 billion and $6 billion of oil is smuggled into the country annually.
It’s estimated that some 40% of that oil comes from Iran, which accounts for over 90% of the countrys total oil exports.
According to IPSD, Iran and the Taliban have fought over the Silkroads for centuries.
“Silk road” in Iran is also known as “silk,” “silky,” “golden,” or “silken” in Iranian.
“We are going to try to bring the Silk road to Pakistan.
We will do it with all of our might,” Ahmad Rashid, a local politician who is a supporter of the “Silks for Pakistan” campaign, told Al Jazeera.
Rashid said that he believes the Silk roads were first built to help people travel from the far north to the cities in the south.
“Now we have these roads that help people from all over the world travel from Iran to Pakistan,” he said.
The Silk Road is a highway connecting the three countries through Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
According the Silk Route Association of Pakistan (SRA), “the Silk Road was a vital link for trade and commerce between Iran and Pakistan, since it facilitated trade with other countries like Afghanistan and Afghanistan.”
Since its establishment in the 1960s, the Silk Routes has become a crucial artery for trade between Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
According an article by the SRA, “the route has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to cross borders and get to the west.”
The article also notes that Silk Routés have been used by foreign and domestic governments to cross the disputed border with India.
However, the SREA says that Iran’s Silk Route has been under international sanctions since 2002, which means that “Iran’s Silk Roads are now subject to strict controls.”
In recent years, Iran has been accused of violating international agreements and norms by its Silk Roads, particularly in Afghanistan, which was not officially recognized by Iran until 2011.
“Pakistan’s Silk road is an important link for travel between Iran’s south and its north,” Rashid told Al Jazeera.
“If it is blocked, we will take all necessary measures to prevent it.”
According to the latest report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), there are approximately 20,000 people in Iran on the list of “Persons in need of Protection from Crime.”
Of those, some 8,000 have been detained in Iran.
Al Jazeera has contacted Iranian officials for comment and will update this report when we receive a response.