Attacks aim to create rift between Iran, Pakistan: Pak daily

Islamabad, Oct 18, IRNA - A leading Pakistani Urdu news daily warned that objective of the Iranian guards abduction by terrorist groups is to create misunderstanding between two brotherly countries of Iran and Pakistan.

Daily ‘Nawa-i-waqt’ in its editorial comments said that it is very unfortunate that fourteen Basij border guard forces were abducted by terrorists in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan border with Pakistan, adding that Jaish al-Adl terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the act.

It said that Pakistan Foreign Ministry in a statement had noted with concern the reports of abduction of Iranian border guards and said that no effort will be spared to assist 'our Iranian brothers in finding the Iranian guards.'

The paper added that such events are intended to create misunderstanding in strong Iran-Pakistan ties. The paper noted that it is encouraging to see that both Iran and Pakistan are aware of this conspiracy.

'Nawa-i-waqt' added that it is an open reality that a third party is behind these heinous crimes to create a division between two friendly states. “Conspiracy elements want to increase tension in the border area.'

The paper went on to say that Pakistan is worried about the abduction of Iranian border guards and has assured all possible cooperation for the recovery of the guards.

“In this regard, there has been contact between the Directors General (Military Operations) of Iran and Pakistan,” it said.

It warned that such incidents are aimed to divide the Muslim countries and media should understand the fact which is need of hour.


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