KARACHI: At least five people have been killed in a terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange building while all the terrorists have been killed.
Four terrorists entered the premises of the Pakistan Stock Exchange in a white car and started firing as soon as they got out of the vehicle. The building’s security guards and law enforcement officers tried to stop them, but the terrorists opened fire and threw grenades. All the terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire while several security guards were killed and injured.
A total of 9 bodies and 8 injured have been shifted to the Civil Hospital. The dead include 4 security guards and a sub-inspector of Sindh Police while the bodies of the four terrorists have also been brought to the Civil Hospital. The four terrorists were wearing T-shirts, jeans and trousers. Nothing was found in the pockets of the terrorists. The age of the attackers is between 22 and 28 years.
On the other hand, police sources said that two to three suspects have been arrested by the police from the spot.
Building security management
The stock exchange building has 2 main gates, the first gate is connected to II Chandragar Road and SBP, the first door is allowed to enter only special vehicles after passing through the barrier, the second door is connected to Pakistan Railway Cargo. Ordinary people are allowed to enter through the railway cargo gate.
Pakistan Stock Exchange has its own private security system, walk-through gates and checks are done at the entrances, usually, armored vehicles patrol the premises of the stock exchange regularly, 5 armed security personnel are deployed at the premises, 2 main gates. A total of 20 personnel are on duty at the premises of the stock exchange.
To the right of the entrance are the offices of the management, CEO and board of directors, while to the left are the offices of the trading hall, brokers and directors, the offices of various banks on the ground floor, already limited to stock exchanges and banks Staff were coming, most offices and banks were closed when the Corona case came positive.
“Soon we will reach the mastermind.”
Federal Interior Minister Ejaz Shah has said that some terrorists attacked the stock exchange and all four terrorists have been killed. An investigation into the attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange has begun and will soon reach Mastermind.
“The nation is proud of its brave soldiers”
Prime Minister Imran Khan while condemning the attack on Karachi Stock Exchange said that the security agencies bravely fought the enemy and thwarted the attack, the whole nation is proud of its brave soldiers, heartfelt sympathy to the families of the martyrs and the wounded. Pray for recovery.
“Incident is tantamount to attack the national economy”
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has condemned the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange and said that this incident is tantamount to an attack on national security and economy. In view of the epidemic situation, anti-national elements want to take undue advantage. He directed the law enforcement agencies to be more vigilant and demanded a full detailed inquiry into the incident.
‘Attack on stock exchange attacks attack on Pakistan’s economy’
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has demanded a report of the incident from IG Sindh. He said that the attack on the stock exchange is an attack on the economy of Pakistan, it is the responsibility of the police to provide security to the stock exchange.
‘Mischievous elements can’t digest Karachi peace’
Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the attackers had heavy weapons, the attackers tried to enter the building of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, 4 attackers were killed in retaliation, miscreants digested the peace of Karachi. No, the Sindh Chief Minister has ordered a search operation in the entire area.