Cracker bomb used in Gulistan-e-Johar blast: investigative report


KARACHI: A cracker made up of 300 grams of explosives material was used in the blast that occurred at Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event held near Gulistan-e-Johar, initial reports revealed.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) East Captain (r) Ghulam Azfar Mahessar informed that it was a cracker attack and parts of the cracker have been collected from the crime scene by the bomb disposal unit. “However, the programme was organised without the permission of the police,” he added.

On the other hand, MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari responded by saying that the SSP has given very irresponsible remarks.

It is pertinent to mention here that at least six people were injured in a blast at MQM-P’s ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ on Saturday.

Police, Rangers and rescue workers had immediately rushed to the site and shifted all injured to a nearby hospital.  Further investigation into the matter is underway.