Karachi- Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon announced today that the Shikarpur imambargah blast case would be tried in military courts , prompting Shuhada Committee to call off its protests after drawn out negotiations.

Addressing a joint press conference with Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Shikarpur Shuhada Committee leader Allama Maqsood Ali Domki, the provincial information minister said that the case for the incident will be heard in a military court for speedy trial.

Memon said that a joint interrogation team's (JIT) will be formed to probe the attack on the imambargah, which had claimed the lives of more than 60 people. Memon added that the operation will originate from Karachi and will expand to other areas of Sindh to wipe out ‘terrorist activity’. He further said that “suspicious foreigners” living in Karachi will be arrested and questioned.

Sharjeel Memon added that strict action would be taken against the activities of banned religious organizations and those inciting religious hatred.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that even though the loss of human lives could not be compensated for, yet the provincial stood by the victims and their heirs to redress their grievances. He announced that Rs2 million will be given to the families of each victim. ”Shikarpur tragedy is a condemnable incident,” Shah reiterated. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah added that a security operation will be conducted in the city to eliminate terrorism.

Allama Maqsood Ali Domki announced that the Shikarpur Shuhada Committee had decided to call off protests. He thanked the people of Sindh, for welcoming the heirs and relatives of the Shikarpur blast victims. He said that the provincial government had made sincere efforts for the negotiations, especially the provincial chief executive who had played an important role in this regard.