Senate body seeks details of Quetta terror attack from MoI


ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior on Friday demanded the details of the suicide attack at Quetta’s Hazarganji locality from the Ministry of Interior and Balochistan government.

Committee’s chairman Rehman Malik told the session that at least 20 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the terror incident.

“These incidents should not be labelled as sectarian as the enemy is involved in it,” Malik said.

“The committee has asked the Interior Ministry for a briefing over the incident, which has sought some time for it,” Senator Malik said.

The members of the committee remarked that fake national identity cards and car number plates are a major cause of the incidents of terrorism. “Even vehicles with fake number plates are able to enter Parliament House without any check,” the members said.

“An identity card is like a profile across the world, however, absence of such system in Pakistan creates problems,” the parliamentary body’s members further observed.

The standing committee also decided to hold a special session over the terrorism incident in Quetta.