ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi on Monday which was thwarted by law enforcement agencies.
In a statement, the prime minister said members of the law enforcement agencies courageously took on the terrorists and foiled their bid. He said the entire nation is proud of the valiant personnel of the security agencies.
The prime minister also sympathized with the family members of the martyred security personnel and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail strongly condemned the attack on the Stock Exchange and said the attack was aimed at “tarnishing our relentless war on terror.”
“Strongly condemn the attack on PSX aimed at tarnishing our relentless war on terror. Have instructed the IG & security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive and their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. We shall protect Sindh at all costs,” he tweeted.
Strongly condemn the attack on PSX aimed at tarnishing our relentless war on terror. Have instructed the IG & security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive & their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. We shall protect Sindh at all costs.
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) June 29, 2020
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also condemned the attack which he said was “tantamount to attacking the national solidarity and the economy” and tarnighing the image of the country.
He appreciated law-enforcement agencies for the prompt response and instructed them to remain vigilant. The chief minister anti-state elements can take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic. He also directed to launch a complete inquiry into the incident and submit a report.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also condemned the “cowardly attack” in Karachi and said the security forces defended the stock exchange bravely.
“Security personnels defended Pakistan Stock Exchange bravely! My prayers for the martyrs. May Allah give their families strength to deal with this loss, ” said the chief minister.
Salam to the brave sons of soil who foiled a major terrorist attack that could have been catastrophic. The fact that an attack of such magnitude was planned & executed is extremely unsettling. Bad news.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) June 29, 2020
Pakistan Muslim Leave-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz said the attack of this scale which was planned and executed was “unsettling”.
“Salam to the brave sons of soil who foiled a major terrorist attack that could have been catastrophic. The fact that an attack of such magnitude was planned and executed is extremely unsettling. Bad news,” she said.
PM’ aide Shahbaz Gill in a tweet said the prime minister has condemned the attack.
“Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan condemns the terrorist attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange. The security forces bravely fought the enemy and thwarted the attack,” he tweeted.
Gill added the whole nation was proud of its brave soldiers. “I have extended my heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs and pray for the recovery of the injured.”
وزیراعظم پاکستان عمران خان کی کراچی سٹاک ایکسچینج پر دہشت گردی کہ حملہ کی مذمت- سیکورٹی اداروں کے جوانوں نے بہادری سے دشمن کا مقابلہ کیا اور اس حملہ کو ناکام بنایا۔ پوری قوم کو اپنے بہادر جوانوں پر فخر ہے۔ شہداء کے لواحقین سے دلی ہمدردی اور زخمیوں کی صحتیابی کے لئیے دعا گو ہوں-
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) June 29, 2020