Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the concerned authorities to apprehend the criminals involved in attack on bus in Karachi at the earliest.

Chairing a high level meeting at Governor House Karachi on Wednesday night, he expressed deep grief and sorrow over the incident. He said that innocent people were targeted in the incident.

The Prime Minister said Karachi is economic hub of the country and therefore, anything happening there assumes greater importance.    

He said Pakistan's economic development is not liked by its enemies whose agenda is to off-track the country from the path of progress and prosperity.    

The Prime Minister said we have to keep a vigil on such enemies.

Nawaz Sharif said law enforcing agencies should work in complete coordination to ensure peace in Karachi.

He said all institutions responsible for countering terrorism should gear up to meet the challenges.

The Director General Rangers, Inspector General Sindh and Chief Secretary Sindh briefed the Prime Minister on the law and order situation in the city in the backdrop of this incident.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, Dr. Farooq Sattar of MQM, Secretary Interior, Corps Commander and DG Rangers attended the meeting.

Later, PM Nawaz Sharif visited the residence of the Leader of Ismaili community Sultan Ali Allana in Karachi. He was accompanied by Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, PPP’s Asif Ali Zardari and MQM leader Farooq Sattar.

They condoled the killing of innocent people belonging to the community in a terror attack on a bus in Safoora Ghoth area of Karachi.

They also offered fateha for the departed souls.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has also phoned Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili community and extended condolence over the deaths in tragic bus attack in Karachi.

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