Five-member police team tasked to probe brazen Karachi attack

KARACHI (A1TV NEWS) Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon has constituted a five-member committee to investigate the attack that took place on the Karachi police head office.

DIG Zulfiqar Larik will head the body. DIG South Irfan Baloch, CIA DIG Kareem Khan, PCTD SSP Tariq Nawaz and Counter Terrorism Department Incharge Raja Umer Khatab are part of the committee.

Three terrorists attacked the Karachi police office on Friday evening. In the exchange of fire, three terrorists lost their lives while four people including Rangers sub-inspector Taimoor and police official Ghulam Abbas lost their lives. Nineteen people suffered injuries and they included Lt Col Jawad of Rangers and DSP of Special Service Unit Haji Abdul Razzaq. The injured are being treated at the hospital.

Condemnation from various quarters also poured in after the attack.

Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah

Sindh Chief Minister took notice of the attack and said he was overseeing the investigations himself and said the attack on the police chief’s office was “unacceptable”. He also ordered the regional DIGs to arrive at the police head office with police forces.

“I want the perpetrators behind the attack on the additional IG’s office arrested,” he said, adding that an attack on the KPO was “not acceptable” at any cost.

The chief minister also sought a report from the officers concerned and said he was personally monitoring the situation.

Three floors of the five-storey building had been cleared so far, said Sindh CM, adding two floors and the rooftop remained to be cleared. He said it was too early to confirm casualties as reports were still coming in.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said the terrorists would have to pay for their bloody attack at the police station and added that the Sindh CM had taken notice of the attack.

Rana Sanaullah

Following the attack,Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said he had a telephonic conversation with the Sindh IGP and the chief secretary. He added the terrorists were facing resistance on the third floor of the buildng. The minister emphasised that a new strategy was needed for fighting the scourge of terrorism.

The minister said the federal government was in touch with the Sindh police and “all assistance will be provided.”

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