Terrorists suspended gas supply to second largest grain market of Asia

GAs Pipeline

WEB DESK – The miscreants have blown up a gas pipeline which blocked the supply of natural gas to Asia’s second largest grain market Kandhkot, Sindh.

According to the preliminary reports, the terrorists targeted a six-inch diameter gas pipeline in Kashmor district of Sindh which bordered the militancy hit province of Balochistan.

Police said some unknown miscreants set off explosive material to blow up the gas pipeline suspending natural gas supply to adjoining towns of Sindh. Police and security forces arrived at the site where repair was underway.

The Kandhkot city is major hub for the grain and cattle industry. The Anaj mandi of Kandhkot is said to be the second largest grain market of Asia.

Various gas pipelines have been blown up over the past few months in towns bordering restive Balochistan.  The rebels have also targeted passenger trains by blowing up railway tracks in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab.

Earlier in March, the security at Jinnah’s mausoleum has been beefed up amid threats to the tomb of Father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah citing threats from the Balochistan’s insurgents.

Last year on June 15, 2013 the insurgents of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) – a militant outlawed organization – had carried out heinous attack on Jinnah’s residency in Ziarat. Jinnah’s residency was burnt to ashes in hand grenade and rocket attacks. Militants filled the chambers of building with gas and then set it on fire after dishonoring the Jinnah’s personal monuments placed inside the building.

Moreover, the BLA released the video of attack on the even of Pakistan’s independence day later that year to further incite the feelings of Pakistan.

On March 21, PakistanTribe reported that one of the intelligence agencies of Pakistan had predicted an attack on Pakistan Minaret in Lahore.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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