Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah visited the Chinese Consul General shortly after an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi was foiled.
Inspector General (IG) Sindh, additional IG Karachi and director general Rangers were present during the meeting which took place shortly after three gunmen attempted to storm into the Chinese consulate located in Karachi’s Clifton Block 4.
IG Sindh briefed the attendees of the meeting regarding the Karachi attack. IG Sindh said, “We have evidence regarding Balochistan Liberation Army’s (BLA) involvement in the attack.”
CM Sindh visits Chinese Consul General after telephoning and assuring him that security measures were being taken. CM Murad Ali Shah had taken notice of the Karachi attack outside the Chinese consulate and directed authorities to ensure security of the staff present inside.
CM Sindh had also telephoned Additional IG Sindh and issued instructions to send additional contingents of forces to the Chinese consulate.
Two policemen were martyred in the Karachi attack and a security guard critically injured.
Security forces had secured the area after the Karachi attack. Three gunmen tried to enter the consulate but were intercepted by guards at a checkpoint, DIG South Karachi Javaid Alam Odho said.
FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters in Islamabad that “all the terrorists have been eliminated”.
“Terrorists attempted to enter Chinese consulate. Rangers and police have got control. Three terrorists killed. All Chinese safe. Situation under control,” the military’s media wing said in a statement.