Ju­di­cial en­quiry into deadly Karachi blasts urged

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL - Staff Re­porter

The La­hore Cham­ber of Com­merce & In­dus­try Mon­day called for ju­di­cial en­quiry into the deadly Karachi blasts that left 45 peo­ple dead and over 150 in­jured.

In a state­ment is­sued here, the LCCI Pres­i­dent Fa­rooq Iftikhar termed the blasts a cow­ardly act and an ugly at­tempt to desta­bi­lize coun­try aimed at cre­at­ing an im­pres­sion of un­safe place in the eyes of in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity.

The LCCI Pres­i­dent said that the government would have to re­visit and re­design its anti-ter­ror­ism pol­icy as the ex­ist­ing method­ol­ogy has failed the stem the acts of ter­ror in the coun­try. The LCCI Pres­i­dent also urged the government to also con­vene a roundtable of all the po­lit­i­cal par­ties and busi­ness com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives to make a con­sen­sus pol­icy to cope with law and or­der re­lated in­ci­dents that have jolted the very ba­sis of the coun­try. He said that it was very strange that de­spite all our ef­forts, the ter­ror­ists were at­tack­ing the place of their choice and killing in­no­cent peo­ple.

Fa­rooq Iftikhar said that any fur­ther de­lay in tak­ing a strong stand against ter­ror­ists would cause un­due dam­age to the coun­try there­fore the Pres­i­dent, Prime Min­is­ter and all the Chief Min­is­ters should sit with the politi­cians and busi­ness lead­ers to evolve a method­ol­ogy to get rid of this men­ace.

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