PBIT chief Sardar Tanveer condemns PSX terror attack

By: News Desk
Published: 10:45 PM, 29 Jun, 2020
PBIT chief Sardar Tanveer condemns PSX terror attack
Caption: PBIT Chairman Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan says security agencies will also foil attacks on Pakistan's economy like they foiled the one on Pakistan Stock Exchange.–File photo
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Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) Chairman Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan has strongly condemned the cowardly terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi.

In a statement issued in Lahore, Sardar Tanveer said all security personnel, either private guards, police or the Rangers, bravely fought and eliminated the terrorists. “They demonstrated extraordinary bravery in protecting the PSX building and defeating the attackers. They are our heroes,” he said.

He said the state and the business community were not going to forget the families of all those security personnel who laid down their lives in protecting the building and they would never be left alone. He said, “Just like this, we are going to defeat in eight minutes all attempts made by the enemies of the country to harm Pakistan's economy, trade and investment.” He said the business community will defend the country against all such acts of terrorism and conspiracies against its economy, and will never be distracted or confused by rumour-mongering and intrigue being hatched against the country.

Sardar Tanveer said that this failed-attack on the Stock Exchange in Karachi on the day the country's budget was being passed raised many questions. “This is a tangled web of intrigue that demands that we remain vigilant and actively work to defeat these attempts,” he said. He expressed his satisfaction at the fact that trading continued during the attack and the PSX gained 200 points. “It clearly demonstrates the world community has a great faith in the capability of our security agencies and our economy, which is offering a great promise to the outside world despite the pandemic,” he said.