Mourning In Balochistan on Sad Death of the President of Iran

Dismiss of the President of Iran


حکومت بلوچستان کی طرف سے ایرانی صدر مرحوم ابراہیم رئیسی کی حادثاتی وفات پر 21 مئی کا دن یوم سوگ ڈیکلئیر کیا گیا ہے

Accidental Sad Death of the President of Iran

demise of the President of IranThe national flag will also fly at half-mast in Balochistan today. The Government of Balochistan has declared May 21 as a day of mourning in response to the accidental death of the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. The Secretary of S&GAD has issued a press release.

ایران قونصلیٹ کوئٹہ میں بھی مرحوم ابراہیم رئیسی کی وفات پر تعزیت کا سلسلہ جاری ہے ۔ عوامی نمائندے ، اہم شخصیات اور عمائدین واقعہ پر افسوس اور فاتحہ کیلئے ایران قونصل خانے پہنچ رہے ہیں ۔ گذشتہ روز وزیراعلیٰ بلوچستان میر سرفراز بگٹی اور وزیر داخلہ میر ضیا لانگو کابینہ ارکان اور اسمبلی ارکان کے ساتھ تعزیت کیلئے پہنچے تھے ۔ ڈپٹی قونصل جنرل سید مہدی شائقی کے مطابق فاتحہ کا سلسلہ 3 روز جاری رہے گا ۔

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Death of the President of Iran President Ebrahim Raisi and several top officials were in a helicopter crash while returning from a visit to a north-western border region. The crash also claimed the lives of East Azerbaijan Governor General Malek Rahmati and Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Al-e Hashem, who was Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative in the province. Investigations are ongoing, and results will be shared later.

President Raisi was confirmed dead on Monday after search and rescue teams found his helicopter crashed in a foggy mountain area. This tragic event has led to national mourning in Iran. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced five days of mourning and appointed Vice President Mohammad Mokhber as the interim leader until elections are held within 50 days.

State TV honored Raisi, calling him a martyr and showing pictures from his life.

Day of Mourning in Pakistan

Pakistan has announced a day of mourning on the sad death of the president of Iran for the victims of the Iranian helicopter crash. President Raisi, who was 63, had been in office since 2021. His term saw many challenges, including mass protests, economic troubles due to US sanctions, and conflicts with Israel.

Condolences have come in from various countries, including Lebanon, Syria, and Palestinian groups. Khamenei assured the Iranian people that the country’s leadership remains stable.

Also killed in the crash were Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and seven others, including the helicopter crew, bodyguards, and other officials. Ali Bagheri, a former top nuclear negotiator, has been named acting foreign minister.

A black flag was raised at a major Shiite shrine in Qom to mourn Raisi, who many thought might succeed Khamenei as supreme leader.

The helicopter crash occurred when contact was lost in a foggy area of East Azerbaijan province. Raisi had just met with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to open a dam project. When only two of the three helicopters in his convoy landed in Tabriz, a massive search and rescue effort began.

Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi initially mentioned a “hard landing” and asked people to trust state media for information. The search involved army personnel, Revolutionary Guards, police officers, and Red Crescent teams.

By Monday morning, rescue teams found the wreckage with no survivors. The Red Crescent confirmed that the bodies were being taken to Tabriz.

Global Reactions and Condolences

Many countries, including China, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, expressed their condolences and offered help. US President Joe Biden was informed about the search, and the European Union used its rapid response mapping service to assist.

Gulf neighbors also mourned Raisi’s death. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait all expressed their sympathy. GCC Secretary-General Jassem al-Budaiwi reaffirmed support for Iran.

Pakistan’s Response

Pakistan expressed deep sadness over the news. Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch offered condolences to the families and the people of Iran. She praised Raisi and Amir-Abdollahian for their roles in strengthening Pakistan-Iran relations.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that Pakistan would observe a day of mourning, with the national flag flying at half-mast. He visited the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad to convey his condolences and signed a condolence book.

International Reactions

The US offered condolences on the death of the President of Iran but criticized Raisi for his human rights record. Russian President Vladimir Putin called Raisi an “outstanding politician” and a “true friend of Russia.” Putin expressed his deepest condolences to Khamenei and the Iranian people and spoke with interim President Mohammad Mokhber.

Raisi’s death comes at a challenging time for Iran. Despite his controversial term, the government promised to continue its work without disruption, ensuring stability and service to the nation.


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