Safora massacre: Important leads found from crime scene, says Sharjeel

Published: May 14, 2015
Says cannot make findings public as it may help terrorists. PHOTO: PPI

Says cannot make findings public as it may help terrorists. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inaam Memon on Wednesday said that the attack on Ismaili community was an attack on the whole nation. At least 47 people including women and children were killed in a terrorist attack on the Ismaili community bus in Karachi.

“Our forces are adamant on eliminating the terrorists,” he said, adding that some clues have been found from the crime scene but cannot be shared as it will help the terrorists.

He was talking to the media after visiting the site of the Safora Chowrangi massacre and meeting injured victims at Aga Khan Hospital and Memon Hospital. “Targeting women and children is a blatant act of cowardice that we condemn in strongest of terms,” he said.

The whole nation is saddened by this attack, he said. “People of Sindh, particularly Karachi think it is an attack on their home,” the minister said.

He said that terrorists have stooped to attacking soft targets. “They attack our schools, places of worship, markets and ambush security forces.

Today, these terrorists have attacked Ismaili community which has played an important role in the formation and strengthening of Pakistan,” Memon said.

He said that terrorists will soon meet their logical end. “We will track these terrorists down and fight them in their own homes,” he said. Memon also announced compensation packages for the deceased and the injured.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • angry citizen
    May 14, 2015 - 9:27AM

    Its another big failure of law enforcement agencies, here, being a common man i get stopped by police every now and then and at every corner of the city, but unfortunately, the same police always fail to stop these terrorist!!! my humble request to all minorities, whoever get the chance, leave this country asap because govt is big time failed to provide security to common man. Recommend

  • Nadeem Usmani
    May 14, 2015 - 9:30AM

    These minister are the only trro deliver the statements. They have already rot this lesson what to say at a incidentRecommend

  • pakistani
    May 14, 2015 - 9:36AM

    only if you guys can rule better, all of this mess won’t have been on the first place. You guys having been ruling since ages.Recommend

  • Asim Ali
    May 14, 2015 - 9:42AM

    He is part of the problem. The credibility of media is fast eroding when they give statements of politicians from PPP and MQM. Both these parties are lead by criminalsRecommend

  • Surkhab
    May 14, 2015 - 9:44AM

    One of the incompetent persons in sindh government who always talks high. The entire government needs to be sacked. Recommend

  • ahmed
    May 14, 2015 - 10:11AM

    Shut up….Recommend

  • Adnan
    May 14, 2015 - 10:16AM

    Mr.Memon you should resign if have some shame. Recommend

  • May 14, 2015 - 10:26AM

    How about the 64 Shias killed in a bomb blast in Sindh just a few months
    ago? Have their killers being found yet? Everyone and his brother is saying
    they came from Quetta. And a local mullah aided and abetted them. Provided
    them with a place to stay for 3 days prior. Maybe all this chest thumping
    by Sharjeel Memon is because the Agha Khan spoke up for the Ismailis.Recommend

  • Salman - SK
    May 14, 2015 - 10:31AM

    Empty and hollow words from these government officials which carries no significance or meaning. Government has failed to protect its’ citizens and should resign, both on the provincial and central level. Pakistan should be run either under a Martial Law or under a State of Emergency governed by a National Unity Government until law and order is restored and the safety of its’ citizens can be guaranteed. If I remember correctly similar number of people were killed during an Ashura procession about 4 years ago. And, as certain as the sun will come out tomorrow, this genocidal tragedy will happen again. If the citizens of Pakistan do not come out and demand drastic measures now, they are complicit in these tragedies too and should have no one else to blame.Recommend

  • Asad Shairani
    May 14, 2015 - 10:39AM

    No one from the PPP led govt has the moral courage to resign after repeated mistakes. Or maybe I’m being too naive mentioning PPP and morality in the same sentence!Recommend

  • Sallu
    May 14, 2015 - 10:43AM

    I wish I was allowed to kill all these so called leaders with my bare hands… I honestly wishRecommend

  • Timorlane
    May 14, 2015 - 10:44AM

    A criminal telling us about proofs of a crime is a cruel jokeRecommend

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