Oct 22, 2018, 5:50 PM
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IRGC commander arrives in Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 22, IRNA - Commander of the Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour arrived in Islamabad on Monday to discuss with Pakistani officials the fate of abducted Iranian border guards.

High-ranking Pakistani army officials and Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost received IRGC commander upon his arrival at Nur Khan Airbase of Islamabad.

On October 16, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said terrorists had kidnapped the Iranian forces, including local Basij volunteer forces and border guards, near the town of Mirjaveh on the Pakistani border.

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.

The IRGC spokesman Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif has said Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour during his visit is supposed to discuss the issues related to releasing of Iranian border guards and taking joint and firm measures against terrorism and maintaining sustainable border security with Pakistan military and security officials.

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 Pakistan for taking prompt action to arrest kidnappers of Iranian border guards.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a phone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi had also called for urgent measures by the Pakistani government to ensure the safety and health of the kidnapped border guards.

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