AIG Karachi says militants received support from within metropolis for PSX attack
Statesman Report
KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Karachi Police, Ghulam Nabi Memon revealed on Tuesday that militants that attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange had support within Karachi adding that it was not the work of a single organisation.
Memon, speaking to Geo News, said threats of an attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange were received earlier as well due to which security in the area had been beefed up.
“It seems that the mastermind of the Chinese consulate and Pakistan Stock Exchange attacks is the same,” said the AIG. He added that there were a lot of similarities between the two attacks, saying that a lot of sleeper cells had been activated in the port city.
Memon shared that at the time of the attack, the militants did not have any backup with them.
Security forces on Monday foiled an attempt made by four militants to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange, the busiest building on Karachi's II Chundrigar Road.