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Sharjeel lambasts Nawaz govt over Karachi attack handling

Published Jun 10, 2014 03:52pm

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Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon. — File photo
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon. — File photo

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon came down hard on the federal government saying the Nawaz administration failed to act when the attack on Karachi was taking place, DawnNews reported.

"The airport in Karachi came under attack on Sunday but Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar failed to react with enough immediacy," Memon said, adding that it was the country's army and security institutions that in fact saved the day.

Memon, who is part of Sindh's provincial cabinet, alleged that the federal government’s reaction to the latest attack on Karachi was cowardly at best.

He added that a search operation was underway in Karachi's Pehlwan Goth and the areas surrounding that locality.

Pehlwan Goth, located in the vicinity of Gulistan-i-Johar, is widely considered as a hub of criminal activities.

The police and Rangers conducted several raids in the area when Karachi witnessed a sudden rise in targeted killings in 2011.