KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Karachi Police, Ghulam Nabi Memon revealed on Tuesday that militants that tried to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange had help inside Karachi including that it was not the work of a single organisation.
Memon, chatting with Geo News, stated threats of an assault on the PSX have been acquired earlier as properly because of which safety within the space had been beefed up.
“It seems that the mastermind of the Chinese consulate and Pakistan Stock Exchange attacks is the same,” stated the AIG. He added that there have been a whole lot of similarities between the 2 assaults, saying that a whole lot of sleeper cells had been activated within the port metropolis.
Memon shared that on the time of the assault, the militants didn’t have any backup with them.
Security forces foil militants’ bid to storm PSX constructing
Security forces on Monday foiled an try made by 4 militants to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange, the busiest constructing on Karachi’s II Chundrigar Road.
Police stated all 4 terrorists who attacked the PSX constructing round 10am on Monday morning have been killed by safety personnel, with two safety guards and a police sub-inspector embracing martyrdom.
Armed militants had arrived on the PSX compound in a sedan and tried to enter it from the parking floor aspect, based on preliminary stories and eyewitness statements. They have been seen shouldering backpacks and carrying automated weaponry in an newbie video captured by an eyewitness. The tools, arms and ammunition recovered from them indicated that that they had come ready for a protracted siege.
After failing to enter the compound, the militants launched a gun and grenade assault and tried to storm the constructing whereas opening indiscriminate fireplace. They have been engaged by safety personnel posted and did not make headway amidst the heavy trade of fireplace.
A senior counter-terrorism skilled believes that the nationalist group of Balochistan is behind the failed assault on the PSX in Karachi, whereas the Indian spy company RAW (Research & Analysis Wing) masterminded the terrorist exercise.
“Basically, RAW was the mastermind of both the Chinese consulate and PSX attacks,” Raja Umer Khattab advised The News. “Their aim was to damage Pakistan’s image in the world as well as hit the economy of our country.”
Khattab stated that RAW orchestrated all the factor: it deliberate, funded and ordered the PSX assault for the BLA to hold out.
“What did they [the BLA] lose in the attack? Only four of their members. But the attack put them in international news and damaged Pakistan’s image.”