International community condemns attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange

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International community has expressed solidarity with Pakistan on PSX attack

LAHORE (Dunya News) – The international community on Tuesday has strongly condemned terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi and pledged to stand for national security and stability of Pakistan.

According to details, spokesman of United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, conveyed his condolences to families of victims, people and government of Pakistan.

Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Matsuda Kuninori expressed his profound grief and condolence with families of the victims and prayed for early recovery of those who sustained injuries.

“Terrorism is condemnable in all its forms and manifestations,” said Ambassador Matsuda.

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw Aldo tweeted, “I strongly condemn the attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange. My deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims and I wish a speedy recovery for those injured.”

British High Commissioner Christian Turner said he was sad to know about the incident. “My thoughts, on behalf of Pakistan’s British friends, are with the victims and their loved ones. Pakistan will be stronger, not destabilised, as a result,” he said.

The reactions came after security forces foiled an attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange and killed all four terrorists. One sub inspector and three security guards have also embraced martyrdom in the incident.

Four terrorists hurled hand grenade at the PSX building and opened indiscriminate fire with automatic guns, martyring four people and injuring seven including three security personnel.

Receiving information about the mishap, contingents of Rangers and police arrived at the scene and killed all four terrorists in retaliation.

Counter-Terrorism Department’s (CTD) Additional Inspector General Dr Jameel said that the terrorists, ranging in ages between 25 and 35, entered the PSX premises from parking area.

He told that fake number plate car, advanced weapons and hand grenades were recovered from the assailants, identified as Tasleem Baloch, Shahzad Baloch, Salman and Siraj.

The Karachi stock exchange is Pakistan’s largest and oldest stock exchange, incorporated today with the exchanges in Islamabad and Lahore.