Murad says dark days over, will never return back to Karachi

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By Senior Reporter

Karachi:Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah asserted that government would not let “bad times” return to Karachi as he vowed to go after terrorists hiding in port city.

Remarks by CM came a day after an IED blast in Saddar area claimed one life and injured several persons. Apparent target of blast was a vehicle of Pakistan Coast Guards.

Addressing an event here, Murad said a medical student died as a result of blast while out of 10 injured, eight people have been discharged. Other two were also in stable condition, he added. In a comment on militants operating in city, Murad said these terrorists have no religion or language. “They aren’t even citizens of Pakistan or human,” CM added.

These people attack teachers and a 24-year-old student, he said, adding that they cannot be human to perpetrate such acts. Murad said alluding to Saddar blast and attack on Chinese teachers at Karachi University that had left four people dead.

CM said that said he would not let terrorism rear its head in province again, adding that Karachi had seen “bad times” but due to collective efforts, city defeated scourge of terrorism.

He thanked diplomatic community for their presence at event, saying their attendance at this event showed their trust in people of Pakistan to eradicate terrorism.

In a comment on Covid-19 lockdown that was imposed in Sindh at start of the first wave in 2020, Sindh CM said though he “angered business community” by lockdown, it was necessary to take decision.

“If difficult decisions are not made in time then we pay for consequences in future,” he added.