Tensions between Iran and Pakistan have escalated following the exchanges of missile strikes in previous couple of days. After Iran attacked Pakistan-occupied Balochistan, Pakistan has retaliated with missile strike that took many innocent lives in Saravan. As of now the count of deceased has reached 9 which includes women and innocent children. Among one such heart wrenching casualties is an infant named Chiragh Dost.
The infant was asleep when the Pakistan Air Force jets carried out the strike, which led to his tragic demise. Along with Chiragh his two other siblings named Hani and Baabar also lost their lives in the Pakistani attack.
In its statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said that “a number of terrorists” were killed during the intelligence-based operation codenamed “Marg Bar Sarmachar.” While, Pakistan has referred to its launch through precision military strike, the killings of innocent lives portray a completely different picture.
Nonetheless, the airstrikes from both sides held simultaneously with the diplomatic exchanges in which, Iran has now summoned Pakistan’s charge d’ affairs, the top diplomat in Tehran.
Meanwhile, in anticipation of counter strikes, Islamabad is on high alert. It has issued a statement warning Iran. “Pakistan has appealed to Iran to exercise restraint and not to take any further steps which may worsen the situation,” the statement read.
Following the exchange of strikes, many countries including China, Turkey along with Afghanistan Taliban have called both the countries to exercise restraint. However, the probability of escalations still remains high. Unfortunately, both of the strikes have proved to be detrimental for the innocent people only and further escalation could also lead to the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan.