Prince Karim Aga Khan condemns attack on the Ismaili Community in Pakistan
According to Aga Khan development Network website akdn.org , Prince Aga Khan has expressed shock and sadness at attack of bus carrying members of the Ismaili community in Safoora Chowrangi Karachi.
“This attack represents a senseless act of violence against a peaceful community. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those killed and wounded in the attack,” the Aga Khan said.
The Aga Khan noted that the Ismailis are a peaceful global community living in harmony with other religious and ethnic groups in many countries across the world, including in the Muslim world.
The Ismaili leaders in Pakistan are trying to help the survivors of the attack and no official leadership from the community in Pakistan has given any statement on media yet.
According to reports, armed assailants riding three motorbikes opened indiscriminate fire on a bus, killing around 45 people and injuring scores of others at Safoora Chowk of Karachi today.
According to eyewitness accounts six gunmen stopped a bus carrying the members of Ismaili community and sprayed it with bullets, injuring many passengers on the spot. After the attack had taken place, Rangers personnel and police reached the scene, as well as ambulances to shift the injured to hospitals.