ISLAMABAD  - Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani has strongly condemned the target killing of Sabeen Mahmud, human rights activist, social media campaigner and director of social forum ‘The Second Floor’ (T2F).

Expressing deep grief and sorrow over the target killing on Saturday, he said that Karachi has lost one of its greatest assets. He also stated that this is an attack on freedom of speech and expression and nothing can justify this inhuman killing.

Rabbani directed Chief Minister Sindh to submit a report on this brutal murder immediately and arrest within 72 hours. He also directed the authorities concerned to ensure the provision of best medical treatment to the mother of Sabeen Mahmud who sustained bullet wounds in the cowardly attack.

Offering his condolences to the bereaved family, the acting president said that the whole nation stood by them in this hour of great tragedy.