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PSX Attack
  • Published 03 Jul, 2020 02:59am

    PSX to financially support affectees

  • Published 03 Jul, 2020 02:59am

    PSX attack: Kamal sees RAW's involvement

  • Updated 02 Jul, 2020 03:34am

    SHCBA salutes security forces for foiling attack on PSX

  • Updated 02 Jul, 2020 03:35am

    PBIF condemns PSX attack

  • Published 01 Jul, 2020 03:09am

    CM announces compensation for policeman, guards martyred in PSX attack

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KARACHI: The Board of Directors of Pakistan Stock Exchange announced that PSX will set up a fund to financially assist families of the martyred security personnel and those who were injured defending the National Stock Exchange on June 29.

The PSX Board condemned this dastardly and cowardly attack in the strongest possible terms. This was an attack which targeted not only innocent people but also the economic stability and the investment environment of Pakistan. The Board deeply appreciated the bravery of the security personnel, who risked their lives, and indeed some of them paid with their lives, to defend the Exchange and Pakistan. The board also commended the PSX management for the calm and effective manner in which the security protocols were implemented.

They noted that despite such an extreme event, the market did not stop working for even a minute and all disaster recovery and business continuity measures worked seamlessly.

PSX, as the premier capital market of the country, is fully cognizant of its responsibilities and recognizes the suffering caused to the families of those who have been martyred and injured. "We stand with them at this time and will also help them in a practical and sustainable manner," the PSX Board said.

To this end, PSX will set up a fund and endowed it with an upfront donation of Rs 10 million. The management is in discussion with brokers, other capital market organisations and institutions who have reached out and expressed a desire to support this effort. In addition, PSX staff and directors in their individual capacity have also committed their support. "Hence, we expect the size of the fund to increase substantially. This was an attack on Pakistan and we would ask all concerned organisations and individuals to step forward and join us. We are thankful to the Sindh government and Governor Sindh for the support and recognition they have extended to these brave security personnel."

The objective of setting up the fund is to ensure that the families receive consistent financial support. While PSX fully understands that monetary reward is no compensation for loss of life or serious injury, yet PSX is committed to help ease the suffering and contribute to alleviate the financial worries for the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. In addition, PSX will contribute to medical expenses and continue paying salary of the two injured guards till they are fit to resume their duties.

Pakistan Stock Exchange is thankful to the high civil and military officials, foreign diplomats, and representatives of international and civil organizations who have visited the Exchange to condemn the attack, sent condolence messages, and extended their support and encouragement to PSX in the prevailing situation.

The officials acknowledged, offered tribute and support to the bravery and gallantry of the security forces who fought off the attackers. "PSX again acknowledges the bravery and support of the police, rangers, intelligence agencies and our own security personnel. We thank them and salute them," the Board said.

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KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that India's months-long conspiracy, and it's investment of billions of rupees to destabilize Pakistan particularly its economic lifeline Karachi, were wasted by Pakistani security agencies within just 8 minutes by eliminating all four RAW-sponsored terrorists before they could enter Pakistan Stock Exchange building.

India is avenging his humiliating defeat by committing barbaric atrocities against Kashmiris, he said and added that India is shamelessly inflicting atrocities on innocent Kashmiris. The shameful incident of killing a grandfather in front of an innocent three-year-old Kashmiri child made the whole of humanity bow their heads in shame.

India is continuously carrying extra judicial killings in occupied Kashmir and there is no one to stop it, he said and added that PSP is fighting the war of Kashmiris in Karachi. He said RAW was dominant in the metropolis, but PSP uprooted Indian agents from Pakistani soil by building brotherhood among Karachites.

He expressed these views while addressing a meeting of the National Council of Party members.

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court Bar Association ((SHCBA) on Wednesday condemned the coward and brutal terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

A meeting of the association, presided over by its President, Zia-ul-Haq Makhdoom, passed a resolution condemning the terrorist attack on the PSX, in which three security guards and one policeman embraced martyrdom and several others were wounded.

The SHCBA saluted the security forces, especially Sindh Police and security guards, who exterminated the heavily armed terrorists within a few minutes. The SHCBA extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs and prayed for the recovery of the injured. The managing committee of the SHCBA decided to set up a relief fund for families of the martyrs and the injured.

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KARACHI: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday condemned the cowardly attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

Those who foiled the attack are our heroes and their families deserve all the possible support, he said.

Mian Zahid Hussain said that Director General Rangers Major General Umar Bukhari, Karachi Police Chief Ghulam Nabi Memon and DIG South Sharjeel Kharal played a very active role during the episode and frustrated the terrorists within eleven minutes.

He said that the attack indicates a change in the mind set of terrorists and now they are not targeting security forces or civilians but the economy.

He noted that terrorists wanted to hit the fragile economy, and sentiments of the business community to stop local and foreign investments, while damaging CPEC is high on their agenda.

He said that terrorists targeted the economic nerve centre of the country while the conspiracy was hatched in a neighbouring country which failed due to the courage of our policemen and private security guards.

They wanted to kill employees of the PSX and take noted local and foreign investors as hostages to make a mockery of Pakistan on international level.

He said that a terrorist group in Karachi which is dancing on the tunes of an enemy country has also conducted some small terrorist activities to please their masters and send a message.

The regional tensions between China and India have resulted in global shame for Modi after which

New Delhi has targeted Pakistan which calls for enhanced surveillance and improved counter-terrorism measures.

He said that a neighbouring country is trying to unite all the terrorists, militants and separatists on a platform to achieve the aim of destabilising Pakistan but they are not aware of the fact that Pakistani institutions are ready to foil unholy designs of the enemy states.

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has announced a one-step upward promotion for the policeman killed during fight against the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange, announcing Rs10 million compensation, promotion to next pay scale, two jobs in family, continuation of salary till the superannuation of the Shaheed policeman's family, and Rs5 million each for the three security guards who also laid their lives and a job in the police for each family.

"I also urged the PSX and the concerned bank whose security guards lost their lives will match the compensation as announced by him."

The CM was addressing a special ceremony on Tuesday organized at CPO paying tribute to the policemen and security guards who laid their lives and sustained multiple injuries while foiling the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday.

The CM said the attack on PSX might have caused us more loss than the attack on World Trade Tower made by Osama Bin Laden. "Credit goes to the Sindh government which made recruitments in the police purely on merit, otherwise this bravery and timely action against the terrorist might have not taken place," chief minister said.

Shah said the terrorists who attacked PSX had come from another province. "I have already issued necessary directives to the law enforcement agencies in the law and order meeting I had chaired on Monday," he said and added "we have decided to strengthen PSE security."

Replying to a question, the chief minister said the provincial government was collecting withholding Tax on behalf of the federal government. "If the federal government wants his government to collect any tax, they would have to formally request the provincial government and the decision would be taken in consultation with our cabinet," he said and added the provincial government was ready to serve the federal government within the ambit of constitution of Pakistan.

To a question, the chief minister said the unilateral deduction of withholding tax on vehicles by the federal government was unconstitutional. Despite our repeated request and letter the deducted amount has not been returned so far, he lamented.

Talking about the salary structure of the Sindh police, the chief minister said they were better than other provinces.

Replying to a question about lockdown, the minister said that his government could not impose it unilaterally. "Now, Eid-ul-Azha is approaching and on this Eid virus may take a new turn of highs, if this kind of approach and attitude are continued then the virus would not die down in Pakistan even if it is eliminated in rest of the world," he said.

The chief minister presented 'Certificates of Gallantry' to the family members of the policemen who laid their lives and others who sustained injuries but did not allow the terrorists to attack the stock exchange.

Shah said the police were not only fighting against terrorists but some of them have been infected with Covid-19 while performing duties. "I am proud of you and you are our heroes," he said.

Earlier, the IG Police Mushtaq Maher delivering his welcome address said with the arrival of the chief minister to meet with the families of martyred policemen and security guards, the entire police force has been encouraged.

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No doubt PSX attack planned in India, PM tells NA session

  • India hatched a conspiracy to destabilize Pakistan but it failed in its nefarious designs
Updated 30 Jun 2020

(Karachi) Prime Minister Imran Khan has said there is no doubt that the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was planned in India.

Addressing the National Assembly session on Tuesday, he said that none of the countries in the world could have stopped such an attack. He added India hatched a conspiracy to destabilize Pakistan but it failed in its nefarious designs.

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

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

"Our agencies are on high alert and they are fully prepared to deal with such an attack," the PM maintained. He pointed out that India had planned an attack similar to that of Mumbai incident. Paying tribute to security officials who foiled India's plan by sacrificing their own lives, he said: "Our agencies preempted at least four major attempts of terrorism and two of them were around Islamabad."

“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.

Speaking about reforms, he said that the government is ready to bring changes in power sector. "There is dire need to bring reforms in state institutions."

Imran said that 10 chief executives of the Pakistan International Airline have been changed in 11 years. "Changing heads of the institutions in short intervals affects performance of the departments."

Referring to sugar mafia, the PM said, "I want to bring to task all the sugar cartels and punish them." He highlighted the sugar mafia is turning its black money into white money. "They are selling sugar on high rates after getting subsidy from the government," he stated.

He said that sugar mills were given subsidy of 29 billion rupees but in return they only paid nine billion rupees in taxes.

Speaking about the coronavirus lockdown, the PM said that he was never in favour of it because of the impact it was likely to have on the poor. “When we opened our markets and economy, it is only then that others agreed that a smart lockdown is the only way to combat the pandemic.”

The entire service sector is affected by pandemic restrictions, he said. People in North who relied on tourism are suffering now along with small private schools. "No country, including Pakistan, had been able to measure the impact the coronavirus lockdown would have on the economy," Imran remarked.

PSX unbowed in face of terrorism: Trading Index remains stable during terror attack

Imran said the real "confusion" was among the poor people who weren't sure how they would feed their families during the lockdown. At this point, he lauded his aide on social protection Sania Nishtar and her team for distributing emergency cash among the people

The prime minister thanked his team for their efforts which led to the budget 2020-21 being approved by the parliament yesterday.

Prime Minister Imran said he and his finance team know "what a difficult budget this was" and the government had to revise its revenue target from Rs5,000 billion to Rs4,900 billion.

"We were on our way and we had 17 percent collection but as soon as Covid-19 came, it affected all the economies, so a direct consequence was that our target had to be revised to Rs3,900 billion and we had a Rs1 trillion shortfall."

Regarding remarks from opposition members, Imran Khan said, "I don't mind their comments. Opposition is liberally corrupt."

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PSX Attack: Case registered at CTD Station

  • The numbers of all the machine guns recovered from the assailants are listed in the case. Two mobile phones seized from the PSX have also been registered in the case. One of the seized mobile phones is Android while the other is a simple mobile phone. ۔
Updated 30 Jun 2020

A case of the attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has been registered in the CTD police station on the complaint of the government. The case was registered by the CTD police on the complaint of SHO Methadar Rizwan Patel.

As per the details, among the provisions in the case included are Explosives Act, Anti-Terrorism, Murder, Attempted Murder, Sindh Arms Act.

The numbers of all the machine guns recovered from the assailants are listed in the case. Two mobile phones seized from the PSX have also been registered in the case. One of the seized mobile phones is Android while the other is a simple mobile phone. ۔

According to the FIR text, four terrorists were killed in a confrontation with the police and security officials. In the attack, the body of Court Police Sub-Inspector Muhammad Shahid was lying near the main gate, the bodies of two security guards were lying near a check post. At a distance, two RRF men, Imtiaz Ali and Shehzad, were injured.

According to the text of the case, the body of one terrorist and another was found near the entrance of the stock exchange.

A large number of grenades, launchers, rifles, grenades, bullets, magazines, food items, SMGs, cut bags, water bottles,, and other ammunition were recovered from the spot.

It may be mentioned that four terrorists were killed in a terrorist attack on the stock exchange yesterday while one police officer and three security guards were martyred and six others including two security guards were injured in the attack.

Pakistan

Terrorist attack on PSX: Minister praises prompt action by security forces

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing & Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest ...
Updated 30 Jun 2020

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing & Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Monday while appreciating the quick response of the security personnel in thwarting the terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange said that our security agencies were as alert as always to protect the country.

The provincial Information Minister said that the manner in which Pakistan Rangers Sindh and Sindh Police personnel as well as private guards of Pakistan Stock Exchange acted timely was highly commendable. "The enemy has always failed because of the bravery and courage of our security personnel," he said.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah lamented the martyrdom of security personnel who were martyred in the terrorists' attack and said that the entire nation was proud of these brave sons who did not hesitate to lay down their lives for the protection of the country.

The provincial Information Minister also expressed condolences to the families of the martyred security personnel. He said that the security personnel injured in the terrorists' attack were being provided all the best medical facilities and hoped that they would recover soon.

Meanwhile, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah in a statement severely criticized the federal government and said that the exorbitant increase in the prices of petroleum products would lead to a storm of inflation in the country.

The provincial Information Minister said that the increase in the prices of petroleum products would further increase the worries of the already distressed people.-PR

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PSX attack termed direct attack on economy

KARACHI: Patron in Chief of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry (KATI) SM Muneer, President Sheikh Umer...
Updated 30 Jun 2020

KARACHI: Patron in Chief of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry (KATI) SM Muneer, President Sheikh Umer Rehan, Senior Vice President Muhammad Ikram Rajput and Vice President Syed Wajid Hussain condemned the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange and termed it as a direct attack on the national economy.

S M Muneer said that intentions of the Pakistan's enemy has unveiled after this attack and this is the time to be united and stand behind the country's security forces as the nation fight back against the threat of terrorism in recent past. He paid tribute to the slain Police and private security personals during the attack and applauded Pakistan Rangers and Sindh Police for rapid response to foil the attack.

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LAHORE: Slamming the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that anti-Pakistan forces are involved in terrorism but all security agencies including Pakistan Army are clearing terrorists and their facilitators.

He was talking to the family of the late TV host and poet Tariq Aziz at his residence on Monday and during a meeting with a delegation of Overseas Pakistanis at Governor House.

Paying homage to the services of Tariq Aziz, he said that Tariq Aziz was a multi-faceted personality and his services will always be remembered. He said that people like him are born after centuries.

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi hinted at India's involvement in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), in which a police personnel and three security guards were martyred and seven others were injured.

"After the recent terror attack in Waziristan, I have stated that India has activated the [terrorists] sleeper cells. If the dots of today's attack are connected, these will lead to that sleeper cell," Foreign Minister Qureshi said in a statement, adding that India was also involved in the attack on the security forces in Waziristan.

Qureshi also strongly condemned the attack, which was carried out by four gunmen, who were killed by the security forces within minutes, the responsibility for which was claimed by a banned Baloch separatist outfit, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

The foreign minister added that Pakistan was opening the Kartarpur Corridor, while India did not seem to digest peace in Pakistan.

"India is being exposed before the world, like it was exposed on the issue of Laddakh with China... We will thwart all India's tactics and further expose India to the world," he said.

Qureshi pointed out that the atrocities committed by India in occupied Jammu and Kashmir were before the world.

He said the world was recognizing the sacrifices of Pakistan in the war against terror, adding that the country's security agencies were on full alert to thwart any threat to the country's security.

In a series of tweets, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division, Moeed Yusuf also held India responsible for the attack, saying that there was an established link between the BLA and India.

"The int'l community must publicly call out & condemn countries that perpetrate terrorism against Pakistan. There is an established link b/w BLA, an int'l listed terror org [organization], and India, a state led by fascist govt that has again perpetrated terrorism in Pakistan through its proxies," Yusuf said.

He tweeted: "Pakistan's enemy is naked in its aggression. Make no mistake, today's attack in Karachi is state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan. Our valiant countrymen and women have fought against this menace before and our resolve remains resolute."

Yusuf said the world must wake up to the suicidal tendencies of this destabilising actor that was finding distractions to overcome its own failures and embarrassment.

"Our warnings have come true repeatedly. Whether on demographic re-engineering in Kashmir or sponsored terrorism against Pakistan," he said.

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed law enforcement agencies (LEA) to intensify targeted operation and further strengthen intelligence work so that emerging threat of terrorists could be crushed all over Sindh.

This he said on Monday while presiding over a meeting on law & order just after attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) here at CM House. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, DG Rangers Major General Omar Bukhari, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, IG Sindh Mushtaq Maher, ACS Home Usman Chachar, Adl IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Maher, Adl IG CTD and heads of different intelligence agencies.

The Chief Minister condemning the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange termed it an 'attack on the country and on national economy' and said it could not be tolerated and the attackers would be crushed with iron hands.

He said, just after back-to-back attacks in Ghotki, Larkana and Karachi few days ago, the attack on stock exchange on Monday seemed to be the terrorism of the same group. "I want to see all of them behind the bars," he directed all the agencies.

The IG Police, Mushtaq Maher briefed the chief minister about the incident. According to the IG the attack on Stock Exchange took place in the jurisdiction of Mithadar police. The police and Rangers rushed to spot, when the Mithadar police was informed, and within an eight-minute operation, killed four terrorists in encounter.

In the operation, Sub-Inspector Mohammad Shahid, Security Guard of Stock Exchange Iftikhar and an unidentified civilian embraced martyrdom while three policemen of RRF, Saeed, Shahzad Ahmed and Imtiaz, two passersby Khudayar and Ashiq, Security Guard Waqas and a stock exchange employee Amir sustained multiple injuries. They were shifted to hospital and their condition is stated to be stable, the CM was told.

The chief minister said that it seemed to be an organised group who has started terrorist activities in the province, therefore, they must be combed out and brought to the book. He directed police, Rangers and intelligence agencies to start intelligence-based operation all over Sindh.

Shah also directed police and Rangers to strengthen vigilance at all the exit and entry of points of all the cities, including at the borders with other provinces.

The police and Rangers told the chief minister that they would start targeted operations against the terrorists in the city of Karachi and other districts and towns of the province within 24 hours.

Shah appreciated the policemen and Rangers who fought bravely with the terrorists and killed them. "My word of appreciation must be reached to the jawans of police and Rangers," he told DG Rangers and IGP and said that he would meet with the injured policemen to encourage them.

The chief minister directed the LEA to send the finger prints and photos of the terrorists killed in operation to NADRA to identify them and then investigate their links and origin further.

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KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Monday strongly condemned terror attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) and said this particular act of terrorism was not only a conspiracy to discredit the country internationally but also a deep conspiracy to paralyze Pakistan's economic nerve system.

In a statement, he said the martyrdom of Rangers in the recent grenade attacks in Karachi, Ghotki and Larkana and now the attack on PSX today are links of the same chain. We had recently informed the nation through a press conference that three current factors are providing oxygen to the agents of the Indian intelligence agency RAW, now that the youth of Karachi have stopped listening to the speeches of RAW agent Altaf Hussain, who is now carrying out terrorist assaults through Sindhu Desh Shafi Barfat group and BLA.

Until these three factors are not eliminated, peace in Pakistan is impossible. The nation is not afraid of such cowardly attacks, we pay tribute to the security agencies who took timely action not only to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people but also protected Pakistan's reputation from being tarnished internationally.

PSP values the sacrifices of security agencies. During the last three years, PSP has emerged as an iron wall against the enemies of Pakistan. We uprooted the RAW's agents from Karachi by making great sacrifices, PSP chairman said.

Kamal said as long as the PSP exists, the enemies of Pakistan cannot succeed in their evil ambitions.

The entire nation is proud of Sindh police personnel, the timely action of the police and security forces is commendable, and we pray for the speedy recovery of injured in the incident, PSP chief concluded.

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KARACHI: The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) condemns and considers the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange as a direct and hostile attack on the heart of Pakistan economy.

In a statement, Ismail EFP said that the country is faced with a severe COVID crisis and the government and business community are striving assiduously to somehow miraculously retract the economy toward a sustainable path of recovery. Global markets are shuttered, exports are constrained and local manufacturers are facing acute liquidity and operational crisis.

"Our reserves are fast depleting below $10 billion, remittances are not coming at usual rate and there is unnecessary hue and cry by opposition that is mired by corruption scandals of unchecked corruption at the hand of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and the sugar mafia.

Then there is tension across the Line of Control with India. Never in the history of Pakistan have we faced a GDP growth at -0.41% and unemployment as high as 10 percent. It is a time of great adversity. This entire calamity begs to be undone, not fuelled", EFP added.

The EFP salutes all security personnel who selflessly laid down their lives to protect the honour of this sacred location.-PR

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Terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange

  • Pakistan has been consistently sensitizing the international community about the Indian leadership’s threatening statements to use terrorism as a tool to destabilize Pakistan.
30 Jun 2020

The law enforcement agencies of Pakistan successfully foiled a terrorist attack, today, targeting Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi. All four terrorists involved in the attempted attack were killed in the encounter.

Four of our valiant law enforcement personnel embraced martyrdom.

The externally-supported cowardly attack is another manifestation of the state-sponsored terrorism being perpetrated against Pakistan, which is highly condemnable.

Pakistan has been consistently sensitizing the international community about the Indian leadership’s threatening statements to use terrorism as a tool to destabilize Pakistan.

Pakistan has already shared with the international community, incriminating evidence about the Indian Intelligence Agency RAW’s involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

The comments made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) about the Karachi attack represent nothing but obfuscation and denial. India’s sophistry, however, cannot hide India’s complicity in acts of terrorism against Pakistan.

The international community must take immediate cognizance of India’s use of state-terrorism to destabilize neighbouring countries.

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Moeed says Pakistan's warnings of India's involvement in state terrorism stands true

  • Special assistant says India's suicidal tendencies are an act to distract attention from its internal and external crisis
Updated 29 Jun 2020

(Karachi) Pakistan's repeated warnings regarding India's involvement in state terrorism and torture and atrocities in Jammu Kashmir have all come true, said Special Assistant to PM on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yusuf.

In a series of tweets on Monday, he said: "Our warnings have come true repeatedly. Whether on demographic re-engineering in #Kashmir or sponsored terrorism against Pakistan."

BLA's twitter account suspended after claiming PSX attack responsibility

He said the world should take notice of India's suicidal tendencies that it adopted to distract attention from its internal and external crisis. "India is bent upon destabilizing peace in the region by promoting terrorism in a bid to overcome its failures and embarrassment," he mentioned.

The special assistant pointed out, "Pakistan’s enemy is naked in its aggression. Make no mistake, today’s attack in Karachi is state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan."

Moeed said that our valiant countrymen and women have fought against this menace before and will continue to do the same as our resolve remains resolute.

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

Monday's attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange has revealed Indian government's nefarious designs against Pakistan that aims to disrupt peace and destabilize the economy. However, India-funded BLA miserably failed to achieve its objective as the security forces foiled its attempt by killing all four terrorists on the spot.

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.

On several platforms, Pakistan condemned and raise voice on international level against the unabated extrajudicial killings of Kashmiris in acts of state terrorism perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Hindutva agenda of the RSS-BJP combine continues to target defenceless Kashmiris in a bid to break their will. India’s tactics to subjugate the Kashmiri people through killings, torture and forced disappearances have failed.

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India uses links with BLA to carry out state-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan: Yusuf

  • SAPM urges international community to condemn countries that perpetrate terrorism against Pakistan
Updated 29 Jun 2020

(Karachi) Special Assistant to PM on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yusuf has said the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and India have established links that the Indian government uses to carry out state sponsored terrorism in Pakistan.

In a tweet on Monday, he said that BLA is an international listed terror organization, while India which is run by a fascist government, uses its proxies for promoting terrorism.

The SAPM said, "The int’l community must publicly call out & condemn countries that perpetrate terrorism against Pakistan."

Yusuf's statement comes in wake of the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchangein which four terrorists laden with sophisticated weapons stormed into the building from the parking area.

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

Some eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one Police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists have also been killed in the firing and hand grenade attacks.

Pakistan has on many occasions accused India of perpetrating terrorism and terror financing saying there is "open evidence available on India’s involvement in subversive activities.

PSX attack: Effective response of LEAs helped eliminate terrorists in short time: COAS

In his speeches, Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced the fascist and extremist Modi-led government for engaging in state terrorism and appealed to the world community to take notice of India's actions.

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PSX attack: Effective response of LEAs helped eliminate terrorists in short time: COAS

  • Army chief paid glowing tributes to security guards of PSX, who sacrificed their lives as first responders
29 Jun 2020

(Karachi) Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that effective and integrated response of Pakistan Rangers and Sindh police helped in eliminating terrorists in shortest possible time.

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

A statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that the army chief paid glowing tributes to security guards of PSX, who sacrificed their lives as first responders vigilantly checking terrorist’s entry to PSX foiling a major terrorist incident.

The COAS appreciated the law enforcement agencies saying, "With support of our resilient nation, we will foil all efforts of enemies aimed at destabilizing hard earned peace achieved through sacrifices of our martyrs.”

The Pakistan Stock Exchange was under attack on Monday after four terrorists laden with sophisticated weapons stormed into the building from the parking area.

Some eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one Police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists have also been killed in the firing.

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China condemns PSX attack, reaffirms support to Pakistan against terrorism

  • The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was under attack on Monday after four terrorists laden with sophisticated weapons stormed into the building from the parking area
  • PSX constitutes of 40% shareholding by a consortium of Chinese investors (Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and China Financial Futures Exchange).
Updated 29 Jun 2020

(Karachi) China has condemned attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange that claimed lives of seven people including security guards and police official, media has reported.

In a statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China stated that it condemns the terrorist attack on PSX in which innocent lives were lost. It added that China will continue to support Pakistan on its stance against terrorism.

PSX constitutes of 40% shareholding by a consortium of Chinese investors which includes Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and China Financial Futures Exchange.

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

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was under attack on Monday after four terrorists laden with sophisticated weapons stormed into the building from the parking area.

Some eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one Police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists have also been killed in the firing and hand grenade attacks.

Traffic resumes at II Chundrigar after PSX attack foiled

The India-linked Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed the responsibility of attacking the PSX building.

The organization has also issued the list of the terrorists involved in today's attack. Members included Tasleem Baloch, Shehzad Baloch, Salman Hammal and Siraj Kungur.

President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah condemned the attack on PSX, saying that the attack was aimed at tarnishing Pakistan's 'relentless war on terror'.

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Traffic resumes at II Chundrigar after PSX attack foiled

  • Four terrorists linked to the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) attacked the PSX, located in the financial hub of the country, Karachi.
  • However, owing to the quick response from the LEAs no terrorist was able to enter PSX, as all were killed outside the premises.
29 Jun 2020

II Chundrigar road also called the Wall Street of Pakistan reopened for traffic after attacks at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) were successfully foiled by the law enforcement agencies on Monday.

Four terrorists linked to the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) attacked the PSX, located in the financial hub of the country, Karachi. However, owing to the quick response from the LEAs no terrorist was able to enter PSX, as all were killed outside the premises.

The PSX on Monday confirmed that terrorists attacked the PSX compound today. "There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation," said PSX in a statement.

At least eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom in the deadly attack. The terrorists used automatic weapons, hand grenades, and explosive material.

Despite the attacks, trading continued at the PSX. The market remained stable against expectations during the attack and at one point the KSE-100 index even cleared 34,000 points. “No doubt on resilience. PSX trading did not stop during the attack. Salute to the security team to not let terrorists enter the main building,” said financial expert, Ali Khizar.

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

  • DG Rangers says this attack is not possible without the coordination of "sleeper cells"
Updated 29 Jun 2020

(Karachi) DG Rangers Sindh Maj Gen Umar Bukhari has said that the security forces completed the Pakistan Stock Exchange attack operation by killing terrorists in just eight minutes.

Highlighting details of the tragic incident during a media briefing in Karachi on Monday, he said that the terrorists reached the PSX at around 10:02 am and by 10:10 am all the four terrorists had been killed by security forces.

The DG Rangers stated that BLA militants fired six shots as soon as they reached the PSX gate.

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

He added two terrorists were killed at the first security post while the other two were shot dead on the second checkpoint. He said the terrorists wanted to barge into the PSX building but the timely response of Police and Rangers foiled their attempt.

He maintained the terrorists wanted to disrupt peace and damage economy of the country. Bukhari said, "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.

These heroes from the police neutralized terrorists at PSX to save the day

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."

He said, "The terrorists failed to achieve their nefarious designs which is our success."

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BLA's twitter account suspended after claiming PSX attack responsibility

  • The militant organisation had uploaded pictures of the four attackers who targeted the PSX
29 Jun 2020

(Karachi) The official twitter account of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has been suspended after it claimed responsibility of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) attack that claimed lives of seven people including two civilians, four security guards and a police official.

PSX unbowed in face of terrorism: Trading Index remains stable during terror attack

As per details, the militant organisation had uploaded pictures of the four attackers who targeted the PSX earlier today. Members included, Tasleem Baloch, Shehzad Baloch, Salman Hammal and Siraj Kungur who were killed in exchange of fire with security forces.

The long-overdue suspension comes after several twitter users in Pakistan reported the account following the tweet claiming responsibility of the attack.

India-linked BLA claims responsibility for PSX terror attack

It is not the first time the BLA has claimed responsibility for a terror attack in the country on its Twitter handle. It claimed responsibility for several attacks that also included strike on Chinese consulate in Karachi in 2018.

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Car used by terrorists in PSX attack used fake number plate

  • The car's engine number was also tampered and probe is under way to trace its owner
Updated 29 Jun 2020

(Karachi) The "suspected car" which was used by India-linked Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) terrorists for an attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange had fake registration number, media reported on Monday.

Security officials said that the vehicle's number plate was fake while its engine number was also tampered. They added that the car has been taken into custody and investigations are being carried out to trace its owner.

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

Prior to the attack, the terrorists arrived in the car and parked it just in front of the main entrance of the PSX. Video footages and pics that were shared on social media and TV channels showed terrorists exiting the car and launching the attack.

PSX unbowed in face of terrorism: Trading Index remains stable during terror attack

At least eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom in the deadly attack. The terrorists used automatic weapons, hand grenades and explosive material, however they failed to storm in the PSX building due to timely response of the security forces.

Constable Khalil and Constable Muhammad Rafiq of Rapid Response Force Sindh Police neutralized the terrorists in Monday's attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

On Monday, four terrorists attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange compound in Karachi. They armed with grenades and automatic rifles, tried to storm inside but were stopped by the security forces.

The attackers then opened fire and also threw a hand grenade at them. However, all four of them were killed. Advanced weaponry, hand grenades and explosive material were recovered from them, the police said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), saying that the nation is proud of the law enforcement agencies who courageously took on the terrorists and foiled their bid.

The PM also extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs and prayed for the recovery of the injured.

Other politicians and prominent personalities have also condemned the attack.

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PSX attack: List of injured, martyred policemen

  • They engaged the terrorists when they attempted to enter the building.
Updated 29 Jun 2020

The bodies of the four security guards and a police sub-inspector martyred during the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) attack on Monday have been shifted to a hospital by the rescue officials.

Those injured during the attack have also been shifted to a hospital for treatment. These security personnel engaged the terrorists when they attempted to enter the building. Police and Rangers officials arrived at the scene soon after the attack and killed all four attackers.

The list of security guards and policemen martyred during the attack includes a police sub inspector Shahid Ali, Saeed Akram and Iftikhar.The injured include Khuda Yar, Ashiq, Waqas, Shahzad Ahmed and Imtiaz Ali.

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No terrorist could enter PSX, all were killed outside: PSX

  • Talking to media persons, PSX spokesperson said that no terrorist could enter PSX, as all were killed outside the premises.
29 Jun 2020

Quick response from the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) foiled militants attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday.

Talking to media persons, PSX spokesperson said that no terrorist could enter PSX, as all were killed outside the premises.

The PSX on Monday confirmed that terrorists attacked the PSX compound today, whereas, the firing has been stopped and reinforcement is in place.

"There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation," Pakistan Stock Exchange in a statement.

"For now firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place," the exchange added.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was under attack on Monday, after four terrorists laden with sophisticated weapons stormed into the building from the parking area.

Some eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one Police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom, while all four terrorists have also been killed in firing and hand grenade attacks.

It may be mentioned here that trading has not halted in PSX.

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India-linked BLA claims responsibility for PSX terror attack

  • Attack on the Chinese consulate in 2018 was also claimed by BLA.
Updated 29 Jun 2020

The attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) building on Monday has been claimed by Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), a terror organization that has previously been linked to India and some elements in Afghanistan.

Photo of terrorists involved in PSX attack as claimed by BLA
Photo of terrorists involved in PSX attack as claimed by BLA

Claiming responsibility, BLA issued the list of the terrorists involved in today's attack.

Members included, Tasleem Baloch, Shehzad Baloch, Salman Hammal and Siraj Kungur. It is notable that the organization BLA has found safe haven in Afghanistan and many of its top leadership has received medical treatment, weapons and training from India. Pakistan has long accused India of fomenting trouble in Pakistan through BLA. Indian newspaper The Hindu had reported that it is established that BLA commanders had received treatment in Indian medical facilities.

"In one such case, a militant commander in charge of Khuzdar city was based in Delhi for at least six months in 2017 when he underwent extensive treatment for kidney-related ailments. Pakistan has blamed India for supporting the Baloch rebels," The Hindu had reported.

Senior BLA leader Aslam Baloch has also visited india, according to reports. India has also offered citizenship to key leaders of Balochistan-based terror groups.

Indian spy agent Kulbhushan Yadav captured by Pakistan, had also previously admitted that that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage activities aiming to wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi. BLA has never denied its links with Indian government and military establishment.

In his confession, he said, "I realise during this process that RAW is involved in some activities related to the Baloch liberation movement within Pakistan and the region around it."

On Monday morning, four terrorists tried to storm into the PSX building and threw grenades at the compound's entrance. The terrorists then opened fire and attempted to enter the compound but were killed by security forces.

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PSX Attack: CM Sindh condemn attack, sought complete inquiry report

  • In view of the pandemic situation, anti-national elements want to take undue advantage, Chief Minister Sindh said in a statement.
29 Jun 2020

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has condemned the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday.

In view of the pandemic situation, anti-national elements want to take undue advantage, Chief Minister Sindh said in a statement. The Chief Minister directed all law enforcement agencies to be more vigilant and has said that a full detailed inquiry should be made into the incident and a report should be submitted he said.

CM Murad appreciated the timely action taken by the Police and Rangers. “This incident is tantamount to an attack on national security and economy,” he said.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was under attack on Monday, after four terrorists laden with sophisticated weapons stormed into the building from the parking area.

Some eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one Police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists have also been killed in firing and hand grenade attacks.

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PSX unbowed in face of terrorism: Trading Index remains stable during terror attack

The Pakistan Stock Exchange delivered a mighty blow when the market proceedings remained stable and clearly rejected terrorism inside the stock exchange building
Updated 29 Jun 2020

Pakistan Stock Exchange(PSX) delivered a mighty blow to terrorism when it’s trading remained stable despite a terror attack in its premises. The market remained stable against expectations during the attack and at one point the KSE-100 index even cleared 34,000 points.

Graph of KSE100 Index
Graph of KSE100 Index

According to Muhammad Sohail who is a senior market analyst and the CEO of Topline Securities, the trading in the markets remained smooth and PSX’s benchmark index is one of the Best Performer in Asia today so far.

According to PSX’s website, the current index of KSE100 is 34,031points, the change in index is 92 points, the percent change in the index is 0.27%, today the market witnessed a High of 34,054.75 points. The volume of shares traded in the market is 35,046,726 so far and the value of shares traded is PKR 1,862,427,921.

Source : PSX website
Source : PSX website

This positive trend clearly shows that the stock market in general has shown resilience.

Following the positive trends in the market, reactions have poured in from people connected to the stock market community and independent analysts.

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Terrorists attacked PSX compound: PSX

  • "There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation," Pakistan Stock Exchange in a statement.
29 Jun 2020

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday confirmed that terrorists attacked the PSX compound today, whereas, the firing has been stopped and reinforcement is in place.

"There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation," Pakistan Stock Exchange in a statement.

"For now firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place," the exchange added.

As per reports, militants came out of their vehicle and launched a grenade attack at the main gate of the building, and stormed the building after firing indiscriminately. The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) have sealed off the surrounding areas, whereas, the injured are being rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

As per Sindh Rangers, all terrorists have been killed, where the clearance operation in the PSX building is ongoing. Security sources said the terrorists were armed with sophisticated weapons and had explosives-laden jackets.

Following the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) building on Monday, PSX said that it will issue a detailed statement once things are under control.

In a tweet, the PSX said the situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation.

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

  • As per reports, militants launched a grenade attack at the main gate of the building and stormed the parking area after firing indiscriminately.
  • Terrorists killed within 8 minutes, none allowed to enter PSX building.
Updated 29 Jun 2020

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was under attack on Monday after four terrorists laden with sophisticated weapons stormed into the building from the parking area.

Some eleven persons including two civilians, four security guards of PSX, and one Police Sub Inspector embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists have also been killed in the firing and hand grenade attacks.

As per reports, militants came out of their vehicle and launched a grenade attack AT 10:00 AM at the main gate of the building, and stormed into the building after firing indiscriminately. The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) quickly sealed off the surrounding areas, whereas, the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Director PSX, Abid Ali Habib, said that the militants fired at guards and tried to enter the building but the guards returned fire and resisted them. As per reports, the militants entered the PSX through the parking area.

Four security guards of PSX, who were deployed at the main gate of the building embraced martyrdom while resisting the attackers.

Four people were injured in the grenade attack and firing, including a policeman, a security guard of the stock exchange, and two civilians who were rushed to a hospital for immediate medical treatment.

The list of security guards and policemen martyred during the attack includes a police sub-inspector Shahid Ali, Saeed Akram and Iftikhar. The injured include Khuda Yar, Ashiq, Waqas, Shahzad Ahmed, and Imtiaz Ali.

ALL ATTACKERS KILLED

As per Sindh Rangers, all terrorists have been killed, whereas the clearance operation in the PSX building is underway. Security sources said the terrorists were armed with sophisticated weapons and had explosives-laden jackets.

"The attackers had hand grenades with them. Two of them were killed at the gate, and two were killed further inside the building complex," said Faisal Edhi of Edhi Foundation, whose office is located opposite the PSX in Karachi's main commercial district.

“Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car,” said Ghulam Nabi Memon, chief of police Karachi.

GOVERNOR, CM SINDH CONDEMNS ATTACK

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail condemned the attack on PSX, saying that the attack was aimed at tarnishing Pakistan's 'relentless war on terror'.

"Have instructed the IG and security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive & their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. We shall protect Sindh at all costs," he said.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah also condemned the attack on PSX.

In view of the pandemic situation, anti-national elements want to take undue advantage, Chief Minister Sindh said in a statement. The Chief Minister directed all law enforcement agencies to be more vigilant and has said that a full detailed inquiry should be made into the incident and a report should be submitted he said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also condemned the terrorist attack on PSX, saying that the nation is proud of the LEAs who courageously took on the terrorists and foiled their bid.

Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif also praised the agencies for saving the nation from a 'bigger tragedy.'

"Strongly condemn the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange. Swift & timely action by law enforcement agencies saved nation from a bigger tragedy. The attack, however, must alert us. Our condolences to bereaved families of martyrs & prayers for speedy recovery of the injured,' he tweeted.

TERRORISTS ATTACK PSX COMPOUND

Talking to media persons, PSX spokesperson said that no terrorist could enter PSX, as all were killed outside the premises.

The PSX confirmed that terrorists attacked the PSX compound today, whereas, the firing has been stopped and reinforcement is in place.

"There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation," Pakistan Stock Exchange in a statement.

"For now firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place," the exchange added.

Talking to local media, PSX Managing Director Farrukh Khan termed the attack as "serious and unfortunate". Khan informed that due to coronavirus measures few persons were in the compound.

TRADING ONGOING

The exchange delivered a mighty blow to terrorism when it’s trading remained stable despite a terror attack in its premises. The market remained stable against expectations during the attack and at one point the KSE-100 index even cleared 34,000 points.

"Failed attack at Pakistan Stock Exchange. Trading is smooth and continuing. PSX benchmark index one of the Best Performer in Asia today so far. This is Resilience of Pakistan," tweeted Mohammad Sohail, CEO Topline Securities.

BLA CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY

The India-linked Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed the responsibility of attacking the PSX building.

The organization has also issued the list of the terrorists involved in today's attack. Members included Tasleem Baloch, Shehzad Baloch, Salman Hammal and Siraj Kungur.