Pakistan on Wednesday said it is deeply saddened by the reported killing of one of the five Iranian border guards, abducted in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran last month.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said, "We condemn this terrorist act, and share the grief and agony of the families of the martyr and the other border guards."

In the wake of the border incident, the Pakistan Government has extended all possible support in tracking the whereabouts of the missing Iranian border guards. During the last meeting of the Joint Border Commission in Quetta on February 19-20, a Border Coordination Committee was also established to assist with the effort, the statement said.

However, the government maintains that its investigations have neither corroborated nor established the entry or presence within Pakistani territory of the Iranian border guards. It assured Iran that the government was ready to act on any credible and actionable intelligence made available to it.