Interior Minister Rana Sanullah on Wednesday said those involved in the Karachi University attack, as well as their facilitators, would be apprehended soon, and foolproof security of foreign nationals will also be assured at all costs.
He made these remarks while addressing a joint presser along with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in Karachi. A shuttle van of the Confucius Institute of Karachi University was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday, leaving three Chinese teachers and a Pakistani dead. The minister termed the bombing an attack on the Sino-Pak ties and added that China has always extended help to Pakistan in times of need.
He further said that he had offered all-out assistance to the chief minister to maintain law and order in the province. “Karachi will be turned into a city of peace and the federal government will play its due role in establishing peace in the metropolis,” he remarked. He said that the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) had played a vital role in probing the incident. “The nation is united against terrorism.” On the occasion, he observed that there has been no progress at the National Counter-Terrorism Authority for the past four years – during the tenure of the previous government. “Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will soon be apprised of the performance of the organisation.”