Sunday, 09 August, 2020


Pakistan Claiming India Link In Karachi Terror Attack Absurd: Foreign Ministry

Images captured by bystanders show the streets outside the stock exchange Images captured by bystanders show the streets outside the stock exchange
Bennie Garza | 03 July, 2020, 17:10

The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high-security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, said Ghulam Nabi Memon, chief of police in Pakistan's biggest city and its financial hub.

Hours after gunmen attacked the Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi, Mr Qureshi alleged that the clues of the strike are leading towards sleeper cells activated by India.

Pakistan's separatist Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) later claimed responsibility for the attack, although the claim was not confirmed by Pakistani authorities.

The group has been waging an insurgency for years, demanding independence for Pakistan's gas-rich south-western Baluchistan province.

"Straightaway, I can assure you that this terrorist incident cannot have taken place without [the assistance of an] external agency".

"Although we can not exactly make a forecast about our tax collection in the coming years, [Industries and Production Minister] Hammad Azhar has come up with commendable policies and a financial plan", said the premier.

The video of the officer was shared widely online, with social media users calling Rafiq a hero. The group is banned in Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the US. The Pakistani government expected that such an attack could be perpetrated.

The gunmen initially threw a grenade at security men posted outside the stock exchange compound then opened fire on a security post.

During the assault, trading on the PSX continued without interruption, Sulaiman S. Mehdi, chairman of the PSX board, told local media. "PSX benchmark index one of the Best Performer in Asia today so far", tweeted Mohammed Sohail, a broker at the exchange.

The city's police had earlier said six people died in the firefight but later revised the figure.

Karachi was once a hotspot for crime and violence, with heavily armed groups linked to politicians frequently gunning down opponents and launching attacks on residential areas.

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the security agencies for their operational readiness, and prompt, effective and integrated response.

Armed with grenades and automatic rifles, the assailants launched the attack around 0500 GMT, Dawn.com said.

"The PSX has a good quality SOPs in terms of security developed with the help of Rangers and police", Mr Mehdi said.

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