COAS raises Pak-Iran border’s “terrorist event” with Iran

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – May 13, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa telephoned the Iranian armed forces chief major general Mohammad Bagheri, Tuesday, COAS expressed concerns on the recent terrorist attack on Pakistani security forces resulting in the martyrdom of 6 security personnel near Pak-Iran border.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, both commanders resolved to enhance security measures on either side of the border.

COAS said that Pakistan has started fencing the border but will require mutual bilateral cooperation to ensure border security and stem smuggling activity which is also used by terrorists and narco traffickers for covering their movement.

Both also discussed COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the need to improve border terminals to address such issues.

COAS reiterated Pakistan’s desire for regional peace and stability on basis of mutual respect, non-interference and equality.

According to an ISPR statement on May 8, 2020, (Friday), one officer, five soldiers embraced martyrdom as south Balochistan frontier corps (FC) vehicle was targeted with remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED) while returning from patrolling in Buleda, 14 kilometres (kms) from Pak-Iran border, to check possible routes used by terrorists in mountainous terrain of Mekran.

Among the martyred are major Nadeem, naik Jamshed, lance naik Khizer Hayat, lance naik Taimoor, sepoy Nadeem and sepoy Sajid.