High-Level investigation team formed to probe Karachi blast


Interior Minister says explosion an attack on Pak-China friendship

Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon on Wednesday formed a high-level team to probe the suicide bombing in Karachi that claimed four lives – three Chinese nationals and one Pakistani citizen.

Four people including three Chinese nationals were killed while several others were injured as a van caught fire after an explosion near Confucius Institute at University of Karachi Tuesday afternoon.

According to the notification, the DIGP of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) was appointed as the Convener of the four-member investigation committee while SSP Malir Irfan Bahadur, SSP East Abdul Rahim Sheerazi and SSP AVCC Zubair Naseer will be members of the team. The four-member team, constituted by Karachi police chief under the DIGP CIA, has been directed to ensure that concrete efforts are made to help the CTD team and report progress on regular basis.

Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday expressed resolve to arrest perpetrators of Karachi blast and set a precedent. He said that on the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, he was going to Karachi today.