Iran condemns terrorist attacks on Pakistani Shia Muslims
Mehmanparast offered sympathy to the bereaved families of the victims and those wounded in the bombings, and expressed hope that the perpetrators of these crimes would be identified and captured by Pakistan’s judiciary in the shortest possible time to face trial.
Violence has surged against Shia Muslims in different parts of Pakistan in recent months. Since the beginning of 2012, hundreds of Shias have been killed in various parts of the militancy-wracked country.
The killing of Shias in Pakistan has sparked international outrage, with rights groups and regional countries expressing concern over the ongoing carnage. Still, those behind the violence are rarely caught or punished. Human Rights Watch issued a statement in September asking the Pakistani government to “urgently act” to protect the Shia Muslims in the country.