Blast in Karachi was not suicide, target killing wouldn't be tolerated, says Rehman.
ISLAMABAD, January 04, 2010 (Frontier Star): Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the blast in the mourning procession on Yaum-e-Ashur was not a suicide blast and 80 to 85 percent investigations in this connection have been completed and its report would come to the fore in a couple of days. Talking to media after attending a high level meeting on Karachi situation, he said Karachi City Government was not found negligent in connection with the Karachi tragedy, adding, there is no disaster management infrastructure in the country. The Rangers are not authorized to open fire, Rehman added while replying to a question. Responding a question, he said he does not want to take anybody's name; the people having criminal record are involved in the Karachi tragedy. The federal minister said terrorists want to destabilize the country, as these elements consisting of enemies of Pakistan have been doing the same in the past. Commenting on target killing, he said, a committee headed by Additional Interior Secretary Asif Nawaz has been constituted for investigation and it has been directed to submit its complete report immediately, adding that strict action would be taken against those who are involved in target killing activities. Police and rangers would have a joint supervision in areas where incident of target killing are on rise, he said. Rangers and Police, he said, have been granted special authority to arrest suspected Persons and the terrorists, moreover 100 motorcycles would be provided to the rangers for Patrolling with Police in affected areas. Patrolling, he said, would be intensified 16 Points including Maleer, Korangi, Liaquatabad and Landhi. Replying to a question, he said, the Indian intelligence agencies "RAW" is involved in recent act of terrorism. He also expressed fear that the Talibanisation is spreading towards Karachi. Replying to a question, he said, blast in the mourning procession on Yaum-e-Ashur was not a suicide blast and Police at required number was not deployed in Karachi on that day. When asked about involvement of any Party in Karachi tragedy, he said, he would not say anything till final investigation report.
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|Publication:||The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Jan 4, 2010|
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