Safoora carnage will never be forgotten: Karachi corps commander

Lt Gen Mukhtar visits Safoora carnage victims' families and Karachi Central Jail

Web Desk July 19, 2015

KARACHI: Karachi Corps Commander Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar visited Al-Azhar garden on Sunday to meet the families of Safoora carnage victims.

"Safoora carnage will never be forgotten," the Karachi corps commander said.

Lt Gen Mukhtar assured the victims' families that the army has made headway in the investigation of the Safoora incident. "Many terrorists have been arrested and others who facilitate terrorists will also be arrested soon," he added.

Read: Investigation in progress: Safoora attack suspects sent to jail

The corps commander also visited the Karachi Central Jail and met the Rangers on duty there. Further, he inspected security arrangements at the prison.

The carnage was one of the most brutal attacks on a religious minority in the country. At least 45 people, including women and children, belonging to the Ismaili community were killed when around a half a dozen gunmen sprayed them with bullets in execution style inside a bus near Safoora Chowrangi in Sacchal on May 13 this year.

DG Rangers visits troops on border duties

DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar on Sunday visited Rangers installations and troops deployed on border duties.

Further, it was reported that he would spend the third day of Eid with troops on the international border.

He will also visit Sukkur and Larkana and will attend a detailed briefing about law and order situation.