Iranian Delegation Due in Islamabad to Pursue Fate of Abducted Border Guards
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Affairs Ali Abdollahi said a delegation will be dispatched to Pakistan by the next few days to pursue the fate of 5 kidnapped border guards.
Abdollahi said the governor of Sistan and Baluchestan will lead the delegation to Islamabad.
The five guards were abducted by the Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan and taken to Pakistani territory last Thursday.
Abdollahi said evidence clearly indicates that members of Jaish-ul-Adl group had entered the Iranian territory from Pakistan.
He regretted that Islamabad has failed to fully control its borders with Iran, stressing that the Pakistani government has commitments based on the joint security agreement signed by the two countries and should fulfill those commitments.
In February 2013, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement which requires both sides to take strict measures to combat terrorism and human and drug trafficking.
Abdollahi further noted that Iran’s foreign ministry has also summoned the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran and has asked the Pakistani government to vigorously pursue the abduction case.