Terrorists have no religious or ideological moorings: COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir visited Karachi on Saturday, a day after terrorists attacked Karachi Police Office (KPO) martyring four people including two policemen and a Rangers trooper

According to the military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah were briefed at the Corps Headquarters about the terrorism incident

The COAS and chief miinster visited KPO, where Special Service Group (SSG), Sindh Rangers, and Police personnel killed all the terrorists and cleared the site in a successful coordinated counter-terrorism operation on Friday night

Subsequently, the chief minister and top commander also visited the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and met the injured soldiers of Sindh Police and Rangers

Read more: PM Shehbaz briefed on Karachi terror attack They praised the bravery, morale, and sacrifices of the army, police, and Rangers in the line of duty, the ISPR said

  CM Murad stated that the state acknowledges and salutes innumerable sacrifices rendered by the law enforcement agencies and the nation’s unbreakable resolve against terrorism

“Terrorists have no religious or ideological moorings, rather only misguided conception forced through coercion or inducement," said COAS Gen Asim Munir

  "Contrary to political and other distractions being faced by the public, the security forces remain singularly focused on CT and Intelligence based operations (IBOs) which are being conducted all over the country with pronounced success," the COAS emphasised

He continued: “No nation can overcome such challenges with kinetic actions only

It needs mutual trust, will of the people, and synergy between all stakeholders

" Read: Karachi terror attack widely condemned General Munir said that Pakistanis have always rejected and defeated terrorism and extremism in all its manifestations

 "Together we shall prevail upon this menace for a shared prosperous future

”  Funeral prayers of martyrs offered Meanwhile, the funeral prayers of the policemen martyred in the terrorist attack were offered at the Central Police Office Karachi earlier in the day

Apart from policemen Ghulam Abbas and Saeed, who were martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists at the KPO, the funeral prayers of Amjad Masih were also performed at the CPO

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar, IGP Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon, Senior Provincial Minister Saeed Ghani, Additional IGP Karachi Javed Alam Odho, Zonal DIGPs Karachi, DIGPs of Security Branch, RRF, district SSPs, senior police officers and employees posted at CPO and relatives of martyrs attended the funerals

IGP Sindh expressed his sympathy and condolence to the heirs of the martyrs and paid tribute to the martyrs and their departmental services

IGP Sindh gave instructions to the senior police officers present on the spot that all the legal and documentary matters regarding the prevailing benefits for the legal heirs of the martyrs should be completed as soon as possible

Date:19-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link