The police chief of Karachi, Ghulam Nabi Memon, appointed a high-level investigation team on Wednesday to look into the suicide blast in Karachi university that claimed the lives of four people — three Chinese nationals and one Pakistani citizen.
A van caught fire after a blast outside the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi on Tuesday afternoon, killing four persons, three of whom were Chinese nationals. Several more were injured.
It was announced in a notification that the Director-General of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) had been selected as the convener of a four-member investigation group, which will include SSP Malir Irfan Bahadur, SSP East Abdul Rahim Sheerazi, and SSP AVCC Zubair Naseer.
The four-member team, which was appointed by the Karachi police chief and falls under the jurisdiction of the DIGP CIA, has been tasked with ensuring that concrete measures are taken to assist the CTD team and that progress is reported on a regular basis.
As a result of the incident, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid a visit to the Chinese embassy in Islamabad and conveyed his condolences over the deaths of Chinese people in the Karachi explosion.
In a conversation with Chinese Charge d’Affaires Pang Chunxue, he told him that the terrorist incident would be investigated promptly and that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.
In a statement, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed sorrow and mourning over the deaths of two Chinese nationals in a van bomb at Karachi University, saying that the entire Pakistani country was in shock as a result of the horrific act.
His words were that the people of Pakistan had expressed their profound regrets and condolences to the government, the people of Pakistan, as well as the families of those who had died. During his speech, he reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to eliminating all forms of terrorism and terrorists from its territory.