Terrorist incident killing Pakistani nationals in Iran.

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Statement by the Mumtaz Zahra Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Islamabad, In response to media queries regarding reports of a terrorist incident killing Pakistani nationals in Iran, the Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, made the following statement:

“It is a horrifying and despicable incident and we condemn it unequivocally. We are in touch with Iranian authorities and have underscored the need to immediately investigate the incident and hold to account those involved in this heinous crime.

Moreover, our Consul in Zahedan is on way to the hospital where injured people are being treated and will reach there in a few hours due to long distances and security imperatives involved. He will also meet local authorities, and among other things, impress upon them the urgent need for strong action against the perpetrators of this crime.

We are fully seized of this grave matter and are taking all necessary measures in this regard. The embassy will do its best to repatriate dead bodies at the earliest.

Such cowardly attacks cannot deter Pakistan from its determination to fight terrorism.”