Officials said local rioters deliberately torched a valuable Afghanistan fig shipment valued at $300,000 for India in Loralai, Balochistan, Pakistan.
According to a social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, Abdullah Azzam, head of the Mullah Baradar’s office, said: “An Afghan car carrying figs worth 300,000 dollars to India was set on fire by local rioters in the Loralai area of Balochistan, Pakistan.”
Azzam urged Pakistani authorities that this reprehensible act is entirely unacceptable. Pakistan must take immediate measures to prevent such occurrences if it aims to enhance trade and transit ties between the two nations.
“Under no circumstances is this acceptable, and Pakistan must prevent such incidents if it has a good intention of boosting trade and transit between the two countries,” he added.
He warned Pakistani officials that these malicious deeds constitute grave offences and threaten bilateral trade and transit relationships.
“ Not only are such heinous actions serious crimes, but they will also severely damage bilateral trade and transit,” he said.
Reports indicate that the unruly mob executed a sequence of distressing events in the incident. Initially, they opened fire on the vehicle, dousing it with fuel before igniting the flames. Remarkably, this appalling act unfolded within proximity to a levies police post, raising questions about the effectiveness of law enforcement in maintaining order and preventing such criminal actions.
This brazen act of violence highlights the urgent need for Pakistan to bolster its security measures and law enforcement presence, especially in regions crucial for trade and transit.
“According to the sources, the mob first shot at the car splashed fuel on it, and then set it on fire. And this all occurred near a levies police post, “Azzam said.