Islamabad: Pakistan has expelled its ambassador after Iran launched a missile attack on Pakistan. Speaking to the media in Islamabad, Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Mumtaz Zara Baloch said, “Pakistan has decided to withdraw its ambassador to Iran. The Iranian ambassador to Pakistan has now gone to his country. He will not come to Pakistan for the time being.”
Iran launched a missile attack on Pakistan yesterday (Tuesday). Iran’s state media reported that the attack was targeted at the Jaish al-Adl terrorist organization in Pakistan.
Iran accuses the Sunni Islamist group of carrying out frequent attacks in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province. In particular, the country reported that Jaish al-Adl attacks targeting the police and security forces. Because of this, Iran is attacking the organization.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the attack, saying, “Two children have died and three girls have been injured in an attack carried out by Iran trespassing in Pakistan’s airspace. This is unacceptable.
Pakistan says terrorism is a common threat. A concerted effort is needed to prevent it. These kinds of attacks destroy confidence in neighboring countries. “When there are various options to approach the issue diplomatically, the path Iran has chosen is the wrong one,” it said.