KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has declared Saturday as day of mourning consequent to act of terrorism at an Imam Bargah in Shikarpur killing 50 and injuring around 60 people during the Friday prayer.
In a statement issued here this evening he said this is to express sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved families.
The chief minister also announced Rs 500,000 for heirs of each of the martyred and Rs 100,000 for every seriously injured victim of the incident.
He said that the amount or any sort of material assistance can never be an alternative for precious human lives, however, it was a gesture to console with the families of the victims.
Syed Qaim Ali said free medical treatment would be ensured for all the injured victims of Shikarpur tragedy.
Expressing his grief over the loss of precious lives he termed the explosion a coward attack on innocent citizens and warned the terrorists that the government as well as people are united in their resolve against terrorism in the country.
“We are equally committed to bring the culprits to justice and to completely eliminate them from the Sindh,” he said.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said such attacks can never deter the law enforcing agencies (LEAs) as such attempts strengthen the resolve to bring to task the terrorists with strong hands.
He said that moral of LEA’s is high and our forces are determine to eradicate the menace of terrorism, once for all and we are strictly implementing on the target operation against the terrorists and national action plan (NAP) for this purpose.
The Chief Minister has also directed the Inspector General Sindh Police to inquire into this matter and find out the causes that led to the incident and also the culprits behind.
IGP-Sindh has been directed to submit the CM – Sindh a complete report within shortest possible time.
The Chief Minister Sindh has also asked all the DIGs of Sindh Police to be on high alert and provide fool proof security to all places of worship.
Police were also asked to detect the hatcheries and sympathizers of terrorists in their respective areas of jurisdiction and take sever action against them.