Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah rejected calls for his resignation in the wake of massacre of 45 members of the Ismaili community in a deadly attack on a bus in Karachi today.

Speaking to journalists after visiting the scene of the attack, Shah defended his government, saying that he would have resigned if his performance was not up to mark.

“We are looking after 60 million people of this province. 25 million live in Karachi alone,” he said.

“Such incidents happened in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhhwa also. Why didn’t anybody ask for the resignations of their chief ministers?” he questioned.

“We will go after terrorists who have claimed responsibility for the heinous attack,” he said.

The chief minister said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the assault. “It is a big challenge for us, but we will eliminate people involved in the carnage,” he added.