– APP (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik on Sunday expressed anger over the Dera Ismail Khan blast and said that the incident could have been avoided by more vigilance, DawnNews reported.

Malik immediately ordered an investigation into the attack and has also asked for a report from the Khyber Pukhtunkhaw IG.

The minister condemned the bombing of the Muharram procession and said that had the route been cleared by BDS, the blast could have been averted. He also called for the arrest of the shop’s owner where the bomb had been planted.

Malik also called the Sindh IG and congratulated him on the success of averting a terrorist attack in Karachi. He said that police must remain alert throughout the time of the procession and ensure security.

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Shabbir Kazmi
November 25, 2012 12:26 pm
It may sound a little amusing when the interior minister talks about security laps. However, one must also keep in mind that our security forces are working with primitive gadgets, whereas the militatnt are funded and supplied state of the art equiment and most lethal aresenal by the external forces. On top of that these mercenaries buy out loyalties of the people working for law enforcing agencies by paying handome money. Simultaneously, some of the relegious groups are also busy in brain washing. The most regretable part is that the killers even use childern as suicide bombers. Now they are using improviised explosive devices (IEDs) but create an impression that the act was performed by a suicide bomber.
YOUSUF HUSSAIN
November 26, 2012 3:52 am
Credit goes to Mr.Rehman Malick,the Security agencies,police rangers and the peoples of Pakiistan for peace full 10th Mohram.We should prove that we are peace full nation .
AA
November 25, 2012 8:16 pm
He is the interior minister of the country and he is still demanding things not ordering. This is the height of incompetency.
Citizen
November 26, 2012 5:50 am
It is fashion to blame government if anything goes wrong. I believe government is doing it share of the job, now it is duty of public and religious groups to respond in good faith. All religious, political processions should be held in banquit halls. Huge processions can be held at city grounds or special prepared places (such as karbala gamay shah and minto park). Thus, control on security will be much comprehesive, public will be at ease and traffic will remain normal.
Vimal
November 25, 2012 3:52 pm
I can feel the stress and anxiety in Rehman Malik. God bless him, let him save all the minorities of Pakistan. :)
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