Pakistan condemns killing of Iranian border guard


Islamabad: Pakistan has condemned the reported killing of one of the five Iranian border guards, abducted in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran last month. In a statement issued in Islamabad Wednesday, Foreign Office spokesperson said Pakistan shares the grief and agony of the families of the martyr and the other border guards.

The statement said in the wake of the border incident, the Pakistan has extended all possible support in tracking the whereabouts of the missing Iranian border guards.

During the last meeting of the Joint Border Commission in Quetta last month, a Border Coordination Committee was also established to assist with the effort.

Pakistan stands ready to act on any credible and actionable intelligence made available to it.

However, the statement said, Pakistan’s investigations have neither corroborated nor established the entry into or presence within Pakistani territory of the Iranian border guards.

The spokesperson said Pakistan deeply values its brotherly relations with Iran. The two countries are engaged in a number of bilateral processes to forge a closer and cooperative relationship for the common benefit of the people of our two countries.

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