Muharram security: Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine closed for visitors

Measure taken in light of terrorism threats in city.

Web Desk November 22, 2012

KARACHI: The Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine has been closed for all visitors due to security concerns, Express News reported on Thursday.

This is one of the many security measures being put into effect in light of recent terrorism threats in the city.

Earlier today, bomb disposal squad (BDS) personnel defused a remote-controlled bomb planted near an imambargah in the Qasba Colony area of Peerabad.

The bomb was planted in a block and was placed near Ali Imambargah. People who saw the suspicious block informed police who then identified it as a bomb and the BDS were called to the scene.

According to BDS sources, the bomb contained 8kg of explosives and had a cellphone placed inside it which was going to be used to detonate it.

The imambargah, where people had just started arriving, was evacuated and so was the surrounding area.

Just today, BDS in Peshawar also defused two bombs planted on the main GT Road, an area that has seen many attack on law enforcement agencies.

Karachi witnessed twin blasts at Jamia Masjid-o-Imambargah Haider-o-Karrar in the Orangi Town neighbourhood yesterday.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) also claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks targeting Shias in Karachi and Rawalpindi, which killed 25 people.


Hello1 | 8 years ago | Reply

I want to add something to my earlier comment: The terrorists are not strong the government is weak and ineffective.

Hello1 | 8 years ago | Reply

@Ali kazmi: Please note many aromoured cars are given as "gifts" to our high ups by their admirers. Anyway You made a good point. Instead of wasting money left and right like Rs 26 crore on the renovation of President House kitchen we could have invested in some anti-terrorism technology

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