Pak politician urges all-out efforts to address issue of Iranian guards

IRNA – The government of Pakistan, with all of its efforts, should try its best to locate the abducted Iranian border guards, said the former information minister and central leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in a recent interview.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Qamar Zaman Kaira said that this is very unfortunate incident occurred with the brotherly Muslim country of Iran.

On October 15, Iran announced terrorists had kidnapped the Iranian forces, including local Basij volunteer forces and border guards, near the town of Mirjaveh on the Pakistani border in southeastern Iran.

Jaish al-Adl Terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the act. In this regards, there has been contact between the Directors General (Military Operations) of Iran and Pakistan.

Kaira added Pakistan Baluchistan Province is a disturbed area where even Pakistan’s own security forces have been attacked and abducted many times in the past.

“This is a serious issue and the government of Pakistan with the help of its intelligence agencies and other resources should try all efforts to trace the kidnapped Iranian border guards,” said the provincial president of PPP.
He expressed confidence that Pakistan is pursuing the case very seriously to learn about the whereabouts of the Iranian border guards.

He described as a real phenomenon emergence of terrorist and extremist groups hiding in northwestern and southwestern parts of Pakistan.

The Pakistani politician went on to blame the instability in some parts of Pakistan on the situation in Afghanistan.

“Pakistani state is the biggest victim of terrorism,” he said, describing Afghanistan as basically the major reason behind the disturbances in some parts of the country.

Commander of the Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour had also traveled to Islamabad to discuss with Pakistani officials the fate of abducted Iranian border guards.

Meanwhile, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri had also spoken to Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, asking Islamabad to take prompt action to arrest kidnappers of Iranian border guards.