ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan’s army hits terrorist hideouts operating in Iranian territory, party leader Senator Sherry Rehman described Pakistan’s response to Tehran’s “unprovoked” attack as a “thoughtful response” on Thursday.
The prominent lawmaker told Geo News that Pakistan’s sovereignty was unexpectedly attacked by Iran.
Following Iran’s late-night surprise attack in Balochistan, which claimed to be targeting a militant group, Pakistan’s military today targeted terrorist hideouts within the Iranian border.
The Foreign Office described Iran’s strike, which killed two children and injured three others, as “unprovoked and unacceptable” and claimed to have breached the nation’s sovereignty.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Pakistan’s counterattack, dubbed “Marg Bar Sarmachar,” resulted in the deaths of several terrorists during the intelligence-based operation.
“This morning Pakistan undertook a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes against terrorist hideouts in Siestan-o-Baluchistan province of Iran,” said the Foreign Office.
“Iran should have notified Pakistan if it had any concerns,” Senator Rehman emphasized, emphasizing the need for caution on the part of both nations.
She insisted that since Pakistan and Iran had historical links, relationships should be strengthened. She did concede, though, that there have been these border clashes between Iran and Pakistan for a long time.
“It would be better if the two countries do not allow this kind of conflict to escalate further,” she stated.
“Adjusting military and diplomatic measures”
Shehbaz Sharif, the former prime minister, claimed that Pakistan’s response was to preserve its territorial integrity while maintaining the welfare of its people as “paramount”.
The president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz said on X, the former Twitter platform: “Pakistan has taken appropriate diplomatic and military steps for peace and security.” While we reserve the right to self-defense, we aim to bring our two neighboring countries to peace.”