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Mustafa Kamal, two others to be probed for Karsaz blast

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to extend scope of investigation of Karsaz blast and grilling of three leaders of different political parties is on the cards, ARY News reported.

According to sources, the provincial government is considering to interrogate Karachi’s mayor Waseem Akhtar, Pak Sarzameen Party leader Mustafa Kamal and former chief minister Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim.

Akhtar was home minister of Sindh in 2007, while Kamal was serving as city’s mayor and Rahim was the chief minister.

In the latest development, former chief secretary, secretary interior, ex-IG, DIG and others are also likely to face investigation.

The seven-member joint investigation team constituted by the government will hold its first meeting any time in next 48 hours.

A mammoth rally of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers had gathered on the streets of Karachi on 18th October, 2007 to welcome the former chairman Benazir Bhutto to the country from self exile. The occasion turned into a sight of sorrow when the rally of thousands political workers was hit by twin bomb blasts at Karsaz area. Around 177 people lost their lives and over 600 were injured in the incident whereas Bhutto remained unscathed in the deadly attack.

The then federal government came under scathing criticism over insufficient security provided to the former prime minister. Benazir Bhutto later died in another terrorist attack while she was leaving Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi after addressing an election rally on December 27, 2007.

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