ISLAMABAD – The federal interior minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, has shown total ignorance regarding the elements behind Islamabad Vegetable Market blast that killed at least 23 innocent men.
Nisar was speaking to media personnel on Wednesday hours after a powerful bomb detonated in vegetable market of twin cities.
Nisar pledged that government would bring the perpetrators of the terrorist attack to book, saying most of the victims were poor labourers. However, he never took any names nor referred to previously announced tip off of outlawed Taliban attack.
“I don’t know what are motives of terrorists. But we will bring them to justice one day,” Nisar said. He also maintained that it would premature to say who is behind the deadly blast.
Moreover, Nisar also admitted that Rs 1 billion were spent on security scanners to locate the bombs and explosive laden vehicle but they are useless.
Pakistan Tribe reported on April 8, citing a report, that outlawed Taliban were planning to carry out attacks in at least three cities including Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta while using the cloak of ceasefire.
According to a comprehensive report submitted by the secret agencies (names kept anonymous in original report) the federal and provincial authorities were altered regarding terrorist attacks in Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta.
The leader of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) and negotiator on behalf of outlawed militants, Professor Ibrahim, joined the voice of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to term the Islamabad Vegetable Market blast a ‘handiwork’ of anti-peace elements.
Moreover, the spokesman of outlawed TTP, Shahidullah Shahid also disassociated his militant group from carrying out the attack.
Shahid issued a statement saying “Death of innocent people in attacks on public places is deplorable.”