PM condemns attack on cops guarding polio workers in Karachi


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday condemned the attacks that killed seven cops guarding polio workers in Karachi.


Police vehicles patrolling Organgi Town and Disco Mor areas for the security of polio workers came under attack by unidentified gunmen.

“The nation is united against such cowardly acts. These policemen have sacrificed their lives for the safety of generations to come,” said PM Nawaz.

“Police has given countless sacrifices for peace, especially in Karachi.”

The premier said that the services of police and law enforcers in Pakistan’s war against terrorism deserve appreciation. “Police and law enforcers are continuously sacrificing their lives across the country,” the premier said.

The first attack took place near Disco Mor when unidentified gunmen opened fire on police vehicle, leaving three injured.

In another attack close to the busy Bangla Bazaar area, minutes later, unidentified gunmen attacked a different police vehicle, leaving four policemen injured.

The injured were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where all seven cops were pronounced dead on arrival. The policemen received multiple gunshot wounds, hospital sources said.