Oct 27, 2013, 10:07 AM
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MP urges Pakistan to act according to joint security pact

Tehran, Oct 27, IRNA – Head of the Iranian Parliament’s (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi urged Pakistan on Sunday to act according to a joint security pact signed between the two countries and follow up the case of killing Iranian border guards by armed bandits who fled to the soil of Pakistan on October 25.

Speaking to IRNA, the MP stressed the need for Islamabad to confront armed outlaws in border areas.

He made the remarks while commenting on the killing of 14 Iranian border guards and injuring six others by terrorist groups on Friday on the zero border point in the city of Saravan in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

The terrorists have later fled to Pakistan.

If Pakistan felt it is incapable of taking necessary measures to confront the bandits, it should allow the Iranian forces to enter the soil of Pakistan and do so, Boroujerdi stressed.

He added that the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Majlis would hold a session on Monday to examine the Saravan incident.

Iran has already protested to Pakistani government over negligence of terrorist movements on common borders.

Director General of the West Asia Department at Foreign Ministry gave a note to Pakistani charge d’affaires on Saturday to convey Iranian protest to the Pakistani government for negligence about the terrorist elements coming from Pakistani soil to Iran border.

Iran also called on the Pakistani government to abide by mutual security cooperation pact and the accord on extradition of criminals.

Tehran expects Islamabad to arrest and punish leaders and members of the terrorist group that have fled to the soil of Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry official said.