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BMG, KCCI worried over terrorist attacks on election related activities

BMG, KCCI worried over terrorist attacks on election related activities

KARACHI: The leadership of Businessmen Group (BMG) and Office Bearers of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), while expressing deep concerns over the recent two separate terrorist attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in which over 150 people were killed and 200 injured, urged the Law Enforcing Agencies to take concrete steps and devise strictest strategies to thwart terrorism and ensure full-fledge security in every nook and corner of the country, particularly during the ongoing election related activities which are easily being targeted nowadays.

In a statement issued, Chairman BMG & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen BMG & Former Presidents Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki & Anjum Nisar, President KCCI Muffasar Atta Malik, Senior Vice President Abdul Basit Abdul Razzak and Vice President Rehan Hanif stressed that strictest strategies have to be devised by LEAs to make sure that no further terrorism incident takes place in any part of the country as a lot of sacrifices have been made since 2013 to restore peace across the country and rebuild the image of Pakistan.

Chairman BMG and Former President KCCI Siraj Teli pointed out that Pakistan stands at a very crucial juncture where foreigners have finally started taking interest and are keen to visit and invest in the country whereas the business climate is also showing some signs of improvement which is not acceptable to the anti-state elements who must be dealt with an iron hand as we cannot afford to go back into the darkness of terrorism and lawlessness.

He said that steps being taken by LEAs to strictly deal with terrorism in any part of the country will be fully supported by the business and industrial community of Karachi as the citizens of other cities, towns and villages of our beloved country are equally dearer to us.

BMG Leadership and KCCI office bearers also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, Balochistan Awami Party Candidate and Haroon Bilour, Awami National Party Candidate and dozens of other innocent people who were martyred in two different terrorist attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

They extended their deepest condolence to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks.

Expressing solidarity with the families who lost their loved ones in these tragic incidents, they said that the entire business and industrial community of Karachi was deeply saddened and they all stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their brothers and sisters in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this hour of grief.