February, 23, 2024
Pakistan Airlifts Slain Nationals from Iran

Pakistan Airlifts Slain Nationals from Iran

Infostani International: FO airlifts bodies of 9 Pakistanis killed in Iran attack to Multan. Families protest for assurance on return. Pakistan urges Iran’s investigation. Unknown gunmen targeted victims in Saravan city. No claim of responsibility. Victims from Punjab. Condolences from the FO spokesperson.

Pakistan Mourns: Bodies of Slain Nationals Airlifted from Iran

On Wednesday, the Foreign Office (FO) announced that it would airlift the bodies of nine Pakistanis to Multan for burial today. They were fatally shot in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province last week.  FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch stated that the mortal remains of those slain nationals would be airlifted from the Taftan border.

She expressed prayers, saying, “May Allah grant them the highest abodes in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones.”

In the aftermath of the gun attack in Iran, families of the victims protested in front of the assistant commissioner’s office in Alipur. They demanded the government’s assurance of the return of their loved ones’ remains for burial in their native towns.

Pakistan Airlifts Slain Nationals from Iran
Pakistani FO urges Iran to investigate killings of its nationals, calling for accountability

Pakistan Urges Probe into Killing of Nationals in Iran

Pakistan called on Iranian authorities to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the incident. They urged accountability for those responsible for the killing of their slain nationals.

Iranian news reported that “according to witnesses, unknown armed men killed nine non-Iranians in a house in the Sirkan neighborhood of Saravan city.” The media also mentioned that no entity had claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that the deceased hailed from Punjab, specifically originating from Multan, Bahawalpur, and Muzaffargarh districts.