Talking in "Ney Uffaq" program of National Broadcasting Service on Monday night‚ he requested media that it should not portray the incident as an act of sectarianism. Mufti Muneebur Rehman said that both Shias and Sunnis are being attacked and therefore‚ the people should know that the country is facing terrorism‚ instead of sectarian violence.
Participating in the programme‚ ANP leader Bashir Jan condemned the Karachi blasts and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families. He expressed his concern over situation in Sohrab Goth and said that situation in the area is worse than yesterday as firing is continuing‚ and vehicles and shops are being burnt‚ but no one is there to stop the miscreants.
MQM leader Abdul Qadir Khanzada appealed to the entire nation to condemn the act of terrorism in Abbas Town Karachi. He said that the MQM has identified the people involved in different incidents of terrorism in Karachi and asked for taking action against them but no one is ready to pay any heed to it.
Advisor to CM Sindh on Home Affairs‚ Sharafuddin Memon says that police and Rangers have arrested suspects‚ allegedly involved in Karachi blasts in their targeted operation.
Sharfuddin Memon said that reaction of people over the Abbas Town blast is natural but police is trying its best to control the situation in Karachi. He added that Abbas Town blast is a great tragedy but the people should show patience.
Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza says she is proud of her family members‚ who have sacrificed their lives for Pakistan. She remarked that the terrorists have proved by attacking innocent people that they are neither Muslims nor Jihadis.
Shehla Raza said that there is no sectarianism in Pakistan but a conspiracy is underway to create Shia-Sunni conflict since 1986. She added that Shia and Sunni are both victims of the same plot. She maintained that the plotters want to start civil war in Pakistan by targeting shrines and religious people.
Renowned analyst Yawar Mehdi says that situation in Karachi is deeply grave as people are targeting one another but security agencies‚ including police and Rangers are playing role of silent spectators. He remarked that the miscreants are professional criminals who are trying to destroy the peace and business in Karachi.