Security tightened after Pindi bombings
KARACHI: The authorities further beefed on Friday already tight security around sensitive installations and Western diplomatic missions in the city in the backdrop of the deadly terrorist attack on President Musharraf’s convoy in Rawalpindi that left 18 persons dead and more than 50 injured.
“We have reinforced security for all the sensitive installations, diplomatic missions and other Western establishments in Karachi to forestall any terror attacks,” the city’s operational police chief, Tariq Jamil, told the Daily Times.
Police pickets and barricades around the consulates of the United States, Britain and other Western countries had been advised to be more vigilant, he said.“We are already vigilant but after recent attacks we have maximized our efforts to prevent any terror attacks here, Mr Jamil said. According to him, certain petroleum companies have already installed close-circuit cameras at their petrol stations. —Hasan Mansoor