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India planned PSX attack to destabilize Pakistan's economy, peace: PM Imran

  • Prime minister says India wanted to repeat the Mumbai attack incident in Karachi
Updated June 30, 2020

(Karachi) Prime Minister Imran Khan has said during Tuesday's National Assembly session that India orchestrated the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in which seven persons lost their lives and four terrorists were killed by security forces.

PSX attack foiled: All militants killed, four security guards embrace martyrdom

Speaking on NA floor, he said that India wanted to destabilize Pakistan's economy and peace by launching such attacks. "They wanted to repeat the same incident in Karachi that happened in Mumbai. They wanted to spread uncertainty. We have no doubt this was done by India," the premier said, referring to the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which more than 160 people were killed.

"My cabinet and its ministers know that all our agencies were on high alert. Our agencies preempted at least four major attempts of terrorism and two of them were around Islamabad," he highlighted.

"Our agencies are fully prepared to deal with such an attack," the PM maintained.

Imran said that even powerful countries in the world could not have stopped such an attack. He added India hatched a conspiracy to destabilize Pakistan but it failed in its nefarious designs.

PSX attack: All terrorists eliminated in eight minutes, says DG Rangers

He mentioned the terrorists wanted to take the PSX staff hostage to disrupt economic activity.

Paying tribute to security officials who foiled India's plan by sacrificing their own lives, he said: “I want to take this forum to acknowledge our four heroes who lost their lives yesterday [in an exchange of fire with the terrorists]. This includes Sub Inspector Shahid, and three security guards posted outside the building Ifthikar, Khuda Yar and Hasan Ali,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a twitter message, a social media user lauded PM Imran's courage to expose enemies of the state in the National Assembly. He said, "Thankfully Pakistan finally has a Prime Minister who has guts to expose the enemies by naming them that too on floor of the house."

Referring to PML-N leadership, he stated: "Gone are the days when businessmen remain mum just because of their own interests in India."

In a press conference on Monday, DG Rangers Sindh Maj Gen Umar Bukhari said that the security forces completed the Pakistan Stock Exchange attack operation by killing terrorists in just eight minutes.

"Peace in the country was a frustration for India's RAW agency." He highlighted that it could not find a way to disrupt peace in the country so it launched an attack on the PSX, clearly indicating RAW's frustration.

He said, "An attack of such nature could not be carried out with the support of an enemy state's agency." Umar pointed out that the security forces are well aware who is behind such incidents and the nexus through which these attacks are launched."

"This attack is not possible without the coordination of sleeper cells." He said, "We will carry out an in-depth investigation of the incident and reveal those behind it."

The PSX constitutes 40% shareholding by a consortium of Chinese investors which includes Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and China Financial Futures Exchange. A few days ago, India faced defeat at the hands of Chinese troops when more than 20 of its soldiers were killed while several suffered injuries during clashes in Ladakh.

The fascist BJP-led government tried to hide the facts from the world but it was compelled to reveal the truth and accept its defeat owing to internal and external pressures.