Jinnah’s statue destroyed in Gwadar

Jinnah’s statue, which was erected earlier this year, was reportedly blown up by an explosive device place beneath it.

A statue of Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah was destroyed in a blast in the port city of Gwadar in Balochistan province.

Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Major (retd) Abdul Kabir Khan said that the militants had entered the area, considered a safe zone, masquerading as tourists.

While no arrest has been made so far. Police are looking into the matter from all angles, assuring that the culprits will be caught soon.

Balochistan’s former home minister and current Senator Sarfraz Bugti tweeted.

Bugti was referring to a 121-year-old building, which the Baloch militants blasted and raked with gunfire. Jinnah had spent his last days of life and was later declared a national monument. The building caught fire due to the blast and gunfire, destroying furniture and memorabilia.

Balochistan has been witnessing a spate of violence for several years, mostly due to the activities of the Baloch National Army. Recently, the BLA had targeted a motorcade of Chinese engineers at the Gwadar East Bay Expressway project in which two local children were killed and a Chinese national was injured.

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