KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain on Saturday condemned the grenade attack on a restaurant on Jamshed Road.

He said that terrorists were openly demanding extortion money from shopkeepers in Karachi and were attacking business centres and shops with hand grenades if their demands were not met.

He said it was a matter of disbelief and great concern for the citizens that no action was being taken by police and other law-enforcement agencies against such terrorist attacks.

He questioned Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and high ranking officials in the Sindh government why nothing was being done to protect life and property of the citizens although huge funds were spent on the maintenance of law and order. He said it was the foremost duty of the government to protect its citizens. He demanded the government to arrest those behind the attack on the fish shop and take stern action against them.

The MQM Coordination Committee also denounced the attack on the restaurant, saying the public was well-aware of those who used grenades and rockets to achieve their vicious objectives.