CM Shah displeased over court’s action in Abbas town case

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said on Thursday that he is disappointed over the remarks of Supreme Court regarding the case of Abbas Town bombings.

“I have full respect for all the courts. I am saddened with the orders of Supreme Court which was issued without hearing the version of the Sindh govt and IGP Sindh,” Shah said in a speech during the farewell session of Sindh Assembly.

He denied reports that IGP Sindh did not visit the Sunday’s blast site at Abbas Town, adding IG was there within 40 minutes of the incident.

Shah also criticized media reports that all senior officials of the Sindh government and the entire city’s police were present at the engagement ceremony of Sharmeela Faroqui.

Only a special force of 200 men was present at Faroqui’s engagement ceremony, he said adding such reports were absolutely baseless.

On Wednesday Supreme Court of Pakistan in its suo moto hearing over the Abbas Town bombing held Sindh government responsible for the incident. The court also ordered to suspend senior officials of the police.

In order to make clarification, Shah said that nobody resigned after 9/11 attacks in the United States where around 5,000 people were killed.