KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited the office of ARY News located in Saddar on Wednesday and condemned the planting of explosives outside channel's headoffice in SITE area and assured full security, ARY News reported.
Following the finding of explosive material at ARY News office located at SITE area of Karachi on two successive days, Qaim Ali Shah called on Director ARY News Haji Jan Mohammad and Mahboob Abdur Rauf on Wednesday evening. He advised administration and workers of ARY News to carry on their task assuring complete security from Sindh’s government.
On the occasion Haji Jan Mohammad and Mahboob Abdur Rauf informed the Minister about their concerns.
Chief Minister informed that special assistant Waqar Mehdi has been appointed as the focal person to provide securities to media houses.
During the meeting Qaim Ali Shah made a phone call to SSP West Irfan Balouch and directed him to make an effective security plan for ARY News office located in SITE area. He further directed Irfan Baloch to make foolproof security arrangements for ARY offices located in different areas.
Qaim termed protection of media important for government, as it has played a vital role in the resumption of democracy in the country.
He vowed to counter every terrorism acts using all the resources. He said ARY News was among the TV channels that played vital role for restoration of democracy in the country.
The CM also inquired about the health of Chairman ARY Haji Abdur Razzak Yaqub and expressed his best wishes for speedy recovery and good health for Haji Abdur Razzak Yaqub.
Earlier, in the morning the Bomb Disposal Squad on Wednesday defused a bomb in SITE area.
A bomb was also found outside the office of ARY News in the same area yesterday.
The residents found a suspicious bag near the Naurus Chowrangi in SITE area and informed police, which confirmed presence of a explosives device in the bag.
The law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and called the bomb disposal squad, which defused the bomb device.Around 12 kilograms of explosives were used in the bomb device, which also contained ball bearings, BDS officers said.