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Pakistan retaliates to strikes carried out by Iran forces

Khurram Jaffrani

KARACHI: As a result of the aggressive attack by Iran on Tuesday night, on Thursday morning, Pakistan conducted a highly coordinated air operation against terrorist hideouts in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province. First of all, let’s make it clear that the name of a province of Iran is also Balochistan, whose full name is “Sistan and Balochistan”. According to sources, Pakistan attacked BLA and BLF campuses in at least seven locations within about 30 miles of the border. Air Force fighter jets and drones were used in Pakistani counter-attacks, resulting in the deaths of many terrorists.In its own proclamation, Pakistan’s military said the “accuracy strikes” were led with drones, rockets and long-range missiles and targeted the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and the Balochistan Liberation Front(BLF).
Pakistan has named this operation “Marg Bar Sarmchar” which means death of fidayeen. It should be noted that no Iranian civilian or military personnel has been targeted, but the so-called Sarmachars have been targeted, who have been spreading unrest in Pakistan on Iranian soil and planning terrorism and shedding the blood of innocent Pakistanis. Pakistan knew about all these activities long before and has informed the government of Iran about these activities, not only that, several dossiers were also provided with concrete evidence. But surprisingly, they refused to cooperate in joint investigation and action.Pakistan never wanted to attack its neighboring country, but no compromise can be made on the security of Pakistan and the security of its people, that’s why, while obeying international laws and exercising its legitimate rights, Operation” Marg Bar Sarmachar” was broughtin action. Iran is Pakistan’s brother country and Pakistani people have respect and love for Iranian people.Pakistan has earlier recalled its ambassador to Iran and blocked the return of Irani envoy to Pakistan.China,Turkey and Taliban government in Afghanistan all have called for restraint and dialogue. Now the need is that everyone behaves responsibly and wisely. The Muslim Ummah is already facing serious problems, this is not the time for mutual conflict but for the Muslim Ummah to unite.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the recent incidents on the Pakistan border says:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns Pakistan’s unbalanced and unacceptable drone attack on non-Iranian villagers on the border of the two countries.
At the same time, the Islamic Republic of Iran adheres to the policy of good neighborliness and brotherhood between the two nations and the two governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan. It does not allow enemies to strain the amicable and brotherly relations of Tehran and Islamabad.
The Islamic Republic of Iran considers the security of its people and its territorial integrity as a red line and strongly expects the friendly and brotherly government of Pakistan to adhere to its obligations in preventing the establishment of bases and the deployment of armed terrorist groups on its soil.
On Tuesday, 16 January 2024, the Border Taskforce of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force, situated in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, took a preventive action against a terrorist group preparing to infiltrate the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran to carry out another terrorist operation similar to the criminal and terrorist attack in Rask.
The action was carried out against the terrorist group’s barracks and headquarters located in the heights of the region, kilometers away from residential areas-a procedure which is part of the inherent duties of the border forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran to “proportionately deal” with any “imminent terrorist threat” against the people and citizens of the country.
It is emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran differentiates between Pakistan’s friendly and brotherly government and armed terrorists.
The Islamic Republic of Iran always adheres to its policy of good neighborliness and does not allow its enemies and terrorist allies to strain these relations, especially when the genocide and crimes of the Zionist regime are the foremost issue affecting the Islamic world.