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Russia strongly condemns BLA attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi
MOSCOW – Russia on Friday strongly condemned the recent attack launched by the Balochistan Liberation Army, a banned outfit, on Chinese Consulate in Karachi. Maria Zhakharova, spokesperson Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated this during a weekly briefing after a question raised by Ishtiaq Hamdani, the senior Pakistani journalist.
During the presser, Hamdani sought comments from the Russian official with regards to Britain’s double standard by giving refuge to Hyrbyar Marri, chief of the BLA. Maria Zakharova said that Russia strongly condemned the attack as there is no justification for such terror activities. Moreover she demanded further information on subject of Hyrbyar Marri’s political asylum in Britain to analyse the case further.
Last week, three terrorists of the separatist group attempted to break into the consulate after launching an attack on the security official deployed at the compound. However, the terror bid was foiled by the Pakistani security officials by killing all the three assailants, saving the lives of Chinese staff. Two policemen and two other persons who identified as father and son were also martyred in the attack that happened around at 9:30 am in Clifton Block 4, an area of the metropolitan.
BLA Claims Responsibility Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) had reportedly claimed the responsibility for the attack. The terrorist group has been involved in several activities to hinder the implementation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, a mega economic deal between two countries. India has also been jealous of the economic deal between Islamabad and Beijing.
Few years ago, security forces had arrested an Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav involved in anti-Pakistan activities. Jadhav, who was awarded death sentence by a military court, has confessed to providing funds to the BLA. Harbiyar Marri Among 13 Booked for Attack The Sindh police’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday (Nov 25) booked Harbiyar Marri, a fugitive leader of the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), and his 12 aides for Chinese Consulate attack in Karachi.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) being celebrated today with religious reverence
(Lahore).Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) is bein g observed across the country with traditional religious zeal today (Wednesday). The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salutes in all the provincial capitals to pay homage to the last Prophet. The government has announced a public holiday on Wednesday. Special Conferences, events, and Mehafil-e-Naat have been arranged to pay respect to the last messenger whose whole life and teachings are beacons of light for the whole of mankind. Large as well as small Eid Milad-un-Nabi processions will be taken out in different parts of the country, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Karachi, Quetta, Faisalabad, Lahore, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Abbotabad, Mansehra, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit, Astore, Skardu, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Jahanian and other areas. Strict Security measures have been taken to maintain the law and order situation and avoid any untoward situation. The Sindh government has imposed two-day ban on pillion riding. Cellular services have been suspended in parts of the country and will be restored in the night. Government and private buildings have been decorated with colourful lights, flags, buntings and banners to mark the occasion. This includes city streets, mosques, shrines, shopping centers as well as private residences. Owners of buses, trucks, taxi cars, and motorcycles also decorated their vehicles artistically to pay homage to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The federal government has organised two-day international Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference in Islamabad at Jinnah Convention Centre under the auspices of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
President and PM Messages President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have congratulated the nation on the event. They also called for truly following the teachings of the last Prophet to realize the objective of establishing an Islamic welfare state. In his message, President Arif Alvi said we should give preference to collective national and religious interests and bring positive change in our deeds and actions to transform the country in accordance with the State of Madina. Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message said the nation should make firm pledge today that it will follow the life of holy Prophet (SAWW) in true spirit whilst rising above any petty interests. He said we should refrain from steps which distort the image of Islam in the world. The Prime Minister urged the countrymen to promote unity, tolerance, brotherhood and interfaith harmony amongst their ranks as per the teachings of holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).